8 World Cups, 18 Years… This Feat Of Yuvraj Singh is Unmatched, This Record Has Not Been Broken Yet

Sangeeta Viswas
3 weeks ago

ICC T20 World Cup 2024: 8 World Cups, 18 years… This feat of Yuvraj Singh is unmatched, this record has not been broken yet. The record of scoring the fastest half-century in the T20 World Cup is in the name of Yuvraj Singh, who created history by scoring a half-century in just 12 balls.

The World Cup is Special For The Indian Team in Many Ways

Yuvraj had hit six sixes in six balls in this inning. The 2007 T20 World Cup is special for the Indian team in many ways.

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This is the only World Cup that the Indian team has won. This is also special because the young Indian team under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni had won the world title by defeating arch-rival Pakistan in the final.

Although all the players had contributed in this global tournament, but who can forget Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in one over?

He Completed His Half-Century in Only 12 Balls:-

Due to this he completed his half-century in only 12 balls. After this, there have been eight T20 World Cups till now, but this record has not been broken.

Batting first in the match against England on 19 September 2007, when India’s score was 155 runs, the team got its third blow in the form of Robin Uthappa. After this Yuvraj Singh came on the field.

Dhoni was already present on the field. Yuvraj seemed to be in a different mood that day. He checked the condition of the pitch by playing the first ball dot and then hit his second ball over the covers for a four.

In the next over, when Yuvraj hit two fours off Andrew Flintoff, the English all-rounder got irritated and started arguing with Yuvi after the over.

Flicked The Next Ball Over The Square Leg:-

Flintoff’s anger was vented out by Yuvraj on Stuart Broad when he hit a six over midwicket on his first ball. Flicked the next ball over the square leg. Broad’s third ball was on the off-side, Yuvraj hit another six.

The fourth ball was a waist-length full toss, which he easily sent across the boundary. The result did not change even on Broad’s fifth ball.

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The eyes of the whole of India were on the sixth ball to see whether Yuvraj would be able to send it across the border and Yuvraj registered his name in the record book by hitting a six on this ball too.

With this, Yuvraj scored the fastest half-century of the T20 World Cup in 12 balls. He played a memorable inning of 58 unbeaten runs in 16 balls with the help of three fours and seven sixes. India defeated England in this match by 18 runs.

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