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He is called as Prince (Lover Boy) of the Indian cricket team, a true warrior against cancer, a champion performer in the 2007 World Cup tournament, Sixer ka Singh - any guess? He is none other than Yuvraj Singh.
In 2007 World Cup, a few pages were created in the history of cricket books for Yuvraj Singh as he demolished the England bowling attack and smashed a world record of hitting “6 sixes” in a row off Stuart Broad's bowling during the India-England World T20 match in 2007, at Kingsmead, South Africa.
Yuvi's savage assault on Broad made him the second batsman in the international format, the first player in T20 internationals and the fourth cricketer in all formats to hit 6 sixes. Before him, Herschelle Gibbs (In ODI), Garry Sobers (In the first-class match) and Ravi Shastri (In Ranji match) achieved the same feat.
It's been a decade since that magical moment happened on the South African soil and is still alive in the eidetic memory for crazy cricket freaks. EeYuva wants to rewind history with a different scenario. Let's get into the details.
Every cricket lover knows what Yuvraj did and how he hit 6 mammoth punches over the rope. Cricket fans already have seen the video a million times and still, don't have any clue what actually transpired between India's Yuvraj Singh and England's Andrew Flintoff just before the start of Stuart Broad's over.
In an interview, the ultra-stylish Yuvraj revealed the heating moment between them. The word-battle went like this
Andrew Flintoff: Those were f***ing ridiculous shots (Yuvraj already had smashed 2 boundaries in Flintoff's over)
Yuvraj Singh: F*** you
Andrew Flintoff: Excuse me?
Yuvraj Singh: You heard what I said
Andrew Flintoff: I will cut your throat off
Yuvraj Singh: You see this bat in my hand. You know where I am gonna hit you with this bat?
The word battle became quite bigger and both the players were so angry as they were involved in a heated argument. MS Dhoni at the non-strikers' end and umpires had to cool down the things between Yuvraj & Flintoff. Then, what happened was, the screen displayed 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6.
Finally, the man who got punished was Stuart Broad as the left-hander slammed 36 runs in his 6 balls. But you know one thing, Stuart Broad attended the pre-wedding ceremony of Yuvraj-Hazel Keech in Mohali on November 29, 2016, proving "Cricket is a gentleman's game". This shows rivalries are only on the field, not off it.
(Video Courtesy: Youtube)