Remember the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa, when Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes against Stuart Broad of England. Till date, this is the only instance when a batter struck 6 sixes in a row in one over.
The ongoing Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Pallkele saw Sam Curran stand up for his team just when his team needed him the most. Replying to Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 336, England found themselves in trouble with the top-order succumbing to the Lankan bowlers. Curran, then took center stage and pulled the game back in England’s favor as he scored a 119 ball 64. What was impressive about his knock was that he hit six sixes before hitting his boundary. Soon after England Cricket highlighted the fact on social media, Stuart Broad trolled himself mentioning an iconic incident from the past.
England pacer Stuart Broad recalled his worst nightmare of being hit for 6 sixes in an over by Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh during the ICC World T20, which was held in the year 2007. Stuart Broad, did so after the official Instagram account of the England Cricket Board (ECB) posted the picture of Sam Curran asking, “Ever seen someone smash six sixes before they hit their first four?” Replying to the post, Broad said, “@yuviofficial?”
The ECB Instagram handle took notice of this innings and congratulated the youngster by complimenting him for his innings. Curran added a 60 run stand with James Anderson as he plundered the Sri Lankan bowlers all throughout his knock, shielding Anderson at the other hand. He certainly proved his worth as a batter and coupled with his ability to swing the ball has all the possibility to turn into the all-rounder who can very well support Ben Stokes in the playing XI.
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England Test spearhead Stuart Broad was at the receiving end of some terrific hitting by Yuvraj Singh in the inaugural edition of the World T20 back in 2007. It was the advent of World T20 which was won by India under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Yuvraj Singh had a big role to play for India throughout the campaign for India and he brought out his best against England in Durban. His 16 ball 58 helped India to score 218 for 8 after 20 overs. Taking a liking to Broad the southpaw started going berserk in Durban as he spanked the right arm pacer to all parts of the ground. One of his sixes went as long as 119 meters which is still a record in World T20.
Taking to Instagram, Broad remembered Yuvraj’s knock as he replied on ECB’s post by mentioning Yuvarj’s name.
For his comment Broad received nearly 1000 replies from the fans as they were surprised to see the generous reply from the bowler.
The England Cricket Board (ECB’s) post on Instagram came after all-rounder Sam Curran smashed six sixes before his first boundary in his 64-run knock against Sri Lanka during the first Test in Pallekele.
Courtesy of Curran’s knock and a brilliant half-century from Jos Buttler (63) on top of the order, England managed to score 290 runs in the first innings after opting to bat.
For Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera was the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of 4/61.
In response, hosts Sri Lanka managed to get 336 runs on board in the first innings.
England lead the three-match Test series 1-0.
We’re sure Broad wasn’t expecting such an uproar on his comment. His comment was immediately loved and replied to by a thousand Indians, who took it all in good humour.