New Delhi: On this day, practically 13 years in the past, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh scripted historical past in the shortest format as he smashed six sixes in an over towards England in the first-ever T20I World Cup in 2007.
The flamboyant batsman amassed six sixes in Stuart Broad`s over and scored his fifty of simply 12 balls, which continues to be the quickest in the T20 format. In that match between India and England, the Men in Blue had received the toss and opted to bat first.
Yuvi got here out to bat when Robin Uthappa`s wicket fell and he offered the late flourish permitting India to publish 218 runs on the board.
India went on to win the match towards England by 18 runs. The Men in Blue had been capable of win the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 and Yuvraj was a significant participant for the staff in the match.
The 38-year-old was phenomenal in India`s World Cup triumph in 2011 as he grew to become the primary all-rounder to attain over 300 runs and scalp 15 wickets in a single World Cup.
The feat included 4 Man of the Match awards and Man of the Tournament for 362 runs and 15 wickets. Yuvraj has reportedly despatched a mail to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah, in search of their permission to come back out of retirement.
In his letter, he has made it clear that if he can play for Punjab, he’ll then not pursue choices of enjoying in the worldwide T20 leagues. The 2011 World Cup-winning hero has spent the previous few months grooming the likes of Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, and Anmolpreet Singh on the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
On June 10 final 12 months, Yuvraj had introduced his retirement from all types of cricket.
With a profession spanning over 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is, and 40 Tests, Yuvraj cemented his place as a participant who might win matches for his facet both via his electrical fielding, fierce batting, or sensible bowling.