At the very mention of Yuvraj Singh's name, fans will fondly mention his six sixes in an over against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Tonight, the former India all-rounder rolled back the years and smashed four sixes in four balls against South Africa Legends in the ongoing Road Safety World Series.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 14th over, the left-hander started off with 15 runs off 12 deliveries for India Legends before his carnage began in the 18th over. Facing Zander de Bruyn, Yuvraj took a dot off the first delivery before smashing four successive sixes in the next four balls. At the end of the 18th over, the 39-year-old was batting with 38 runs off 18 deliveries and took just three balls to reach his fifty.
Earlier, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar notched his first 50-plus score in the tournament with support from S Badrinath, who retired hurt at 42. Riding on Yuvraj and Sachin's valuable knocks, India posted a comfortable score of 204/3 in their allotted 20 overs.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the southpaw's stormy knock:
Just switched on the game at the right time: and @YUVSTRONG12 has just smacked four sixers of consecutive deliveries— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) March 13, 2021
Yuvraj Singh what the heck! Sixer king! I smiled the whole way through his innings! That was amazing to watch. Still got it! 😱♥️ #INDLvSAL— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 13, 2021
Yuvraj Singh was 15*(12) then he smashed 0,6,6,6,6,0,6,1,6 and completed fifty from just 21 balls including 2 fours and 6 sixes - King of sixes has landed. pic.twitter.com/vCepN34FvA— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 13, 2021
Feature image courtesy: AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA