As India beat England in the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to seal the series on Monday, one of India’s greatest all-rounders turned 35 as well.
Yuvraj Singh was one of the main reasons that India lifted the inaugural World Twenty20 trophy in 2007 and the 2011 World Cup soon after. However, for many cricket fans, he will be remembered for his fabulous knock of 58 runs in 16 balls against England in a group game.
On September 19, 2007, Singh decided to show the world his batting prowess, or rather his six-hitting ability. He came in with three overs to play set Durban on fire within that span of 18 balls. Flintoff, who bowled the 17th over had an argument with Singh after completing it, which fired up Singh.
The left-hander tore into Stuart Broad in the next over. Singh smashed six sixes in that over to reach his 50 in just 12 balls. He smashed the first six over midfield and flicked the next into the crowd. The third was bowled outside off stump and the ball sailed over the boundary. The fourth was a delivery balled round the wicket and Singh smashed it for six. The fifth six saw Singh get down on one knee and to dispatch it over mid-wicket. The last six send the entire ground into frenzy with teammates, the crowd and the opposition in awe of what they just witnessed. Singh then smashed Flintoff for a six before falling to the fast bowler for 58 runs in 16 balls.