Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup will always remain one of the most iconic moments in the game. India needed to win the game to remain in contention for a semifinal spot and Yuvraj Singh rose to the occasion.
The legendary batsman tore England’s attack apart as he smashed a world record 12-ball fifty. He was eventually dismissed for 58. The highlight of the knock was the six sixes in an over as he took Broad to the cleaners. The former batsman hit the England pacer all around the park to become just the second man after Herschelle Gibbs to smash six sixes in an over in international cricket.
Yuvraj Singh’s heroics helped India beat England by 18 runs in the high-scoring encounter. The Men in Blue had gone on to win the inaugural T20 World Cup by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the title-decider.
David Lloyd recalls six sixes:
What made Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes even more memorable was Ravi Shastri’s iconic commentary. The current India coach was behind the mic when Yuvraj was toying with Broad. But things could have been very different as far as the commentary is concerned if David Lloyd had not tweaked the commentators’ line-up.
The veteran English commentator has revealed he changed the line-up to ensure that Shastri was behind the mic when Yuvraj Singh was facing Broad. Lloyd was speaking on the Sky Sports Cricket Podcast where he revealed the incident. He was accompanied by Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and host Rob Key during the podcast.
“We did a thing with Ravi Shastri earlier on, and he said – you may not remember this, Bumble – but you actually … not changed the comm rota, but you said, ‘Ravi, you should be on now towards the end of this innings.’ Is that right?” recalled Key.
“That’s right,” Lloyd affirmed. “You know sometimes, these producers haven’t a clue when they’re doing those comm rotas! So I just switched it slightly.”
“[He was] absolutely brilliant, Ravi was all over it,” he added. “It was terrific. Broady was going around the park, and that batting … Yuvraj was just flicking it. Just a little flick, and off it went. Brilliant.”