India all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh turned a year older today on 12th December.
The valiant warrior who has been a loyal servant of the country for years stepped into the 36th year of his life on Tuesday. Yuvraj Singh’s life has been nothing short of a fairy tale.
Since making his debut in the national colours under Sourav Ganguly, the promising left-hander went on to create history along with Mohammad Kaif in the NatWest final of 2002 against England when they helped India beat England by two wickets.
The emphatic victory provoked the iconic shirt swinging incident by Sourav Ganguly from the Lords balcony, and Yuvraj Singh had announced himself in style.
The powerful hitter of the cricket ball soon turned out to be one of the most lethal weapons the Indian team possessed and won several matches for India. He went on to recreate history once again in the ICC World T20 2007 when he hit six sixes off consecutive deliveries against England.
Stuart Broad was on the wrong side of the carnage while Yuvraj absolutely destroyed the bowler and recorded the fastest fifty in international cricket ever in just 12 balls.
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Today on his birthday, the International Cricket Council (ICC), took to Twitter to wish the legend, highlighting the iconic moment at Kingsmead. The ace governing body posted a video of Yuvraj hitting the monumental sixes to take India past the 200-run mark in the T20 encounter against England.
ICC captioned the picture beautifully writing ” 6 6 6 6 6 6″ paying the batsman the much-needed tribute.
India went on to win the first ever T20 World Cup later on under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Yuvraj was also a major part of the India’s 2011 ICC World Cup-winning team, and became a part of history for yet another time. The batsman later was diagnosed with cancer in, but his incredible fighting spirit saw him defeat the deadly disease.
We wish the Punjab born cricketer a very Happy Birthday!
6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6!
— ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2017