Yuvraj Singh reveals what Stuart Broad’s father told him after hitting six sixes against the English bowler – It was one of the most iconic moment in the history of Indian cricket when Yuvraj Singh smashed England bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in 2007 World Cup. It has been over 14 years since the life-changing innings was played by Yuvraj but still, there are many things that cricket fans don’t know about. Recently Yuvraj Singh revealed the conversation between Stuart Broad’s father and him after the incident.
Yuvraj Singh Six Sixes: “I remember when we were playing the semifinal against Australia, Chris Broad, Stuart’s father was the match referee. He came before the game and said ‘thank you for almost finishing my son’s career.’ I said ‘nothing personal. I got hit for 5 sixes, I know how it feels,” Yuvraj told Gaurav Kapur in the ’22 Yarns’ podcast.
Yuvraj Singh took the revenge of being hit by fives sixes in an over by England all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas in ODI, by hitting six in six.
Yuvraj Singh Six Sixes: “He was like ‘you have to give that shirt to Stuart, the one you wore while hitting six sixes.’ I gave him the shirt and wrote ‘I know how it feels, coz I have been hit for five.’ I said ‘you are the future of England, I’m sure you are gonna do great things.’ And look where he is today, more than 500 Test wickets,” Yuvraj said.
“See it can happen to anyone. You can have a bad day and when you do only you are a person who can understand what is actually going on. You work hard day in and day out to give the best for your country and when you have a day like that you suddenly don’t know who to turn up to. So you have to be your own saviour. It’s very easy for others to say anything,” Yuvraj added.
Yuvraj Singh Six Sixes: Yuvraj was named the Man of the series in the 2011 World Cup where India lifted the trophy while Broad went on to become England’s Test specialist.