One of India’s finest all-rounders, Yuvraj featured in 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India. He donned the India colours for the last time in 2017 as an indifferent form and injury issues forced him out of national reckoning.
Tendulkar took to Twitter to write: “It`s been a year since You(Vi) retired… My first memory of you was during the Chennai camp and I couldn`t help but notice that you were very athletic and deceptively quick at Point. I needn`t talk about your 6 hitting ability, it was evident you could clear any ground in the world.”
It’s been a year since You(Vi) retired..
My first memory of you was during the Chennai camp & I couldn’t help but notice that you were very athletic & deceptively quick at Point. I needn’t talk about your 6 hitting ability, it was evident you could clear any ground in the world. pic.twitter.com/QNpZEQ4vel
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 10, 2020
Man Who Hit 6 Sixes in Six Balls :
September 19, 2007, a date which Indian cricket fans can never forget. It was on this very day back Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its feet.
In the first edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India were in a tight spot as they had to beat England in their group game to keep their chances alive of making it to the semi-finals in Durban.
The drama began when the Men in Blue were on 171/3 at the end of the 18th over in their first innings. With Yuvraj and then skipper M.S. Dhoni at the crease the duo was looking to finish off on a high by collecting as many runs in the death overs.
Yuvraj smashed Andrew Flintoff for two fours in the 18th over, which infuriated the England bowler. The pair got involved in a big altercation which came to an end after the intervention from the on-field umpires.
However, what the verbal altercation did was that it pumped up Yuvraj and it was Stuart Broad who bore the brunt of his onslaught in the very next over.
In the 19th over of the innings, the left-handed batsman from Punjab made sure England paid the price for their over-aggressiveness and hit six maximums of consecutive deliveries from Broad.