On Tuesday, September 19, Yuvraj Singh is marking the 16th anniversary of hitting six consecutive sixes in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. He achieved this feat against England’s Stuart Broad following a heated exchange with Andrew Flintoff at Kingsmead in Durban.
In addition, he set a record for the fastest fifty, achieving it in just 12 balls. India emerged victorious in that match, winning by an 18-run margin, and went on to claim the tournament title.
Yuvraj Singh posted a video created by a sand artist with background music from that match 16 years ago. He provided the following caption for the post:
“Thank you for this lovely sand art @christy_sandartist12 ❤️ even though you created this for my birthday, today is also an apt occasion for me to share it.”
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Yuvraj Singh had a notable T20 tournament, scoring 148 runs at a strike rate of 194.74. In India’s 2011 ODI World Cup victory, he achieved a remarkable feat, being the first all-rounder to accumulate 300 runs and take 15 wickets in the 50-over tournament.
His outstanding performance earned him four Player of the Match awards and the Player of the Tournament title, with 362 runs and 15 wickets. Yuvraj retired from all forms of cricket in 2019, having represented India in 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is, and 40 Tests. He amassed a total of 11,778 runs across formats, including 17 centuries and 71 half-centuries.
“We haven’t credited Yuvraj Singh enough for 2011 World Cup” – Gautam Gambhir
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, a two-time World Cup winner, recently commended Yuvraj Singh for his exceptional performance in the 2011 World Cup. He stated during an interview with Revsportz:
“Do we celebrate Yuvraj Singh enough for what he did in the 2011 World Cup with all the health concerns he had? We haven’t credited Yuvraj enough for the 2011 World Cup. While we celebrate MS Dhoni’s innings in the final, we should celebrate these other efforts as much. No one’s innings could win India the trophy. It was a collective effort and should be celebrated as such.”
In addition to his international cricket career, Yuvraj Singh has participated in 132 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, accumulating 2,750 runs and taking 36 wickets, including two hat-tricks. He secured one IPL championship with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and another with Mumbai Indians in 2019.