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Yuvraj Singh became an icon after six sixes against Stuart Broad, writes fellow record-holder Ravi Shastri

Yuvraj Singh grew to become an icon after six sixes in opposition to Stuart Broad, writes fellow record-holder Ravi Shastri | Cricket Information

There are solely two Indian cricketers who’ve the document of hitting six sixes in a single ever – Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh in India’s complete cricketing historical past thus far. Whereas Shastri achieved this feat in a Ranji Trophy match enjoying for Bombay in opposition to Baroda, Yuvraj Singh is the one one to attain this feat within the worldwide enviornment on the inaugural T20 World Cup in opposition to England’s Stuart Broad.
Shastri nicknamed former India batsman ‘Junior’ whereas Yuvraj calls Staff India head coach as ‘Senior’ since that unbelievable evening in South Africa. Former India all-rounder Shastri was behind the mic when Yuvraj rewrote historical past.
“Not many gamers have hit six sixes in an over in any format and, if I’ll brag a bit, for many who have, the joys and satisfaction of doing so stays for a life-time. Yuvi, until then was a unbelievable batsman, grew to become an icon as he achieved this in a world event,” Shastri writes in his new e-book – ‘Stargazing: The gamers in my life’.
Yuvraj Singh retired from worldwide cricket again in 2019 after turning out in 40 Assessments, 304 ODIs and 58 T20s for India. The Punjab southpaw was a part of two World Cup-winning groups in 2007 and 2011 in each T20 and 50-over codecs.
“I began calling him ‘Junior’ after that scintillating innings and he began addressing me as ‘Senior’. Within the decade and extra since, our camaraderie has prolonged past the six-hitting document we share,” Shastri wrote on Yuvraj.
“In his heyday, Yuvi was an incredible crowd-puller. His means to hit sixes was fairly exceptional. He had a straightforward swing that may ship the ball an extended distance. This made him extraordinarily well-liked with the followers and dread of bowlers,” Shastri, who hit six sixes in opposition to Baroda’s Tilak Raj in 1985, writes.
Yuvraj Singh ended up because the man-of-the-tournament in India’s 2011 World Cup triumph and carried out not solely with the bat however via his left-arm spin as effectively.
“Yuvi’s sluggish bowling skills had been underestimated. As he confirmed within the 2011 World Cup, he was canny and managed, probing batsman on a regular basis. I don’t suppose he ever wished to be a bowler, however developed into one as a result of the group wanted somebody to trundle a number of overs.
“The ‘pie-chucker’, as he obtained to be recognized, began having enjoyable doing this and ended up changing into India’s MVP within the 2011 World Cup largely due to his bowling,” Shastri wrote.
(Zee Information English will probably be carrying a collection of articles based mostly on Staff India head coach Ravi Shastri’s new e-book – ‘Stargazing: The gamers in my life’)

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