6,6,6,6,6,6: On this day in 2007, Yuvraj Singh hit Stuart Broad for six sixes

Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup.

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6,6,6,6,6,6: On this day in 2007, Yuvraj Singh hit Stuart Broad for six sixes

Yuvraj Singh has been part of many memorable moments of Indian cricket history. One of the most amazing achievements of his glittering career is the record he created on September 19. 2007.

That day, Yuvraj hit six sixes in one over against Stuart Broad in the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup.

It has been exactly 10 years now but every cricket fan can recall it just like the other day.

On September 19, 2007, India were taking on England in the first T20 world cup at the Kingsmead cricket ground in Durban. India were off to good start thanks to half centuries from openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. After 18 overs, they were 171-3 with Yuvraj and MS Dhoni at the crease.

Yuvraj has had a heated altercation with England's Andrew Flintoff minutes after he came to bat in the 17th over of India's innings.

When Stuart Broad came in to ball the 19th over, Yuvraj was on strike. Yuvraj took out his anger hitting Broad for six sixes all around the ground. 

The moment has since become one of the most iconic ones in Indian cricket history.

Yuvraj created history by becoming the first man in the world to hit six sixes in an over in T20Is. The left hander played an innings of 58 runs off just 14 balls to guide India to 218 runs. England batted well but managed to reach only 200 runs in their alloted 20 overs.  

Reflecting back on the day, Yuvraj told TOI, "It's been 10 years since the six sixes; it's been a long time. I still feel just as young. It's been a long journey but the memory of that day is quite fresh in my heart. It was really a great day."

He added, "I was getting a lot of flak for not scoring enough runs before that in the tournament. Also, we had just lost badly in the World Cup a few months before that. We were not playing so well and we were a young team. We didn't have greats like Tendulkar, Dravid, or Ganguly on our side (for the World T20). It was a difficult time for Indian cricket, which made that moment even more special for me."

Yuvraj admits that even though it was the fight that led to the six sixes, he was not being impulsive. "It was unplanned but not impulsive. I treated each ball on its merit and somehow it all fell in place," said Yuvraj.

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