Yuvraj Singh reveals the conversation with Stuart Broad’s father after hitting him for six sixes in T20.
Team India’s World Cup 2011 hero Yuvraj Singh in his recent conversation with Gaurav Kapoor in the podcast called ‘22 Yarns’ revealed what Stuart Broad’s father told him after he smashed his son for six consecutive sixes in an over.
During the 2007 T20 World Cup game between England and India, Yuvraj Singh and Andrew Flintoff got engaged in a heated argument in the 17th over of the first innings. The argument between the two got red hot and the Umpires had to intervene in order to resume the play.
Furious with what happened an over before, Yuvraj Singh took his revenge as he smacked Stuart Broad to six sixes in the very next over. With this Singh became the only fourth cricketer in senior cricket to achieve this feat.
Remembering the conversation with Stuart Broad’s father Chris Broad, who is an ICC Match referee, Yuvraj Singh said, “I remember when we were playing the semifinal against Australia, Chris Broad, Stuart’s father was the match referee. He came before the game and said ‘thank you for almost finishing my son’s career.’ I said ‘nothing personal. I got hit for 5 sixes, I know how it feels.”
The 39-years old cricketer did not respond to Chris Board’s comment as he was also hit off to five sixes in an over by a batsman and he knows how it feels.
Yuvraj further said that he gave his T20 shirt to Stuart Broad as his father had asked him for that.
“He was like ‘you have to give that shirt to Stuart, the one you wore while hitting six sixes.’ I gave him the shirt and wrote ‘I know how it feels, coz I have been hit for five.’ I said ‘you are the future of England, I’m sure you are gonna do great things.’ And look where he is today, more than 500 Test wickets,” Yuvraj said.
Stuart Broad, the English pace stalwart, is amongst the highest wicket-takers in Test Cricket. He is also the third most capped English player in the longest format with 147 Test matches and 518 wickets under his decorated hat.
“See it can happen to anyone. You can have a bad day and when you do only you are a person who can understand what is actually going on. You work hard day in and day out to give the best for your country and when you have a day like that you suddenly don’t know who to turn up to. So you have to be your own saviour. It’s very easy for others to say anything,” Yuvraj added.