One of Indian Cricket's 'Most Valuable Players'Yuvraj Singh on Monday brought curtains down on his remarkable cricketing career which had spanned for nearly two decades. The veteran of 40 Test matches, 304 One Day Internationals and 58 T20I's has given a lot of memories not only to the die-hard Indian cricket fans but also to his fans all over the globe. Some of these famous knocks include his fightback knock of 69 against England in the 2002 Natwest tri-series final while chasing a mammoth target of 326 which India went on to win. Then, there was his unbeaten 57 in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 quarterfinals which ended Australia's 12-year reign as World Champions. Then, there was a cameo which included six sixes in an over off Stuart Broad against England during the inaugural edition of ICC World T20 in 2007. It is this knock which was arguably his best one with the bat.
While the cricketing fraternity came forward to wish Yuvi good luck for his future endeavours, Stuart Broad who was at the receiving end on that fateful day also took to social media to wish the veteran all-rounder. He wrote 'Enjoy retirement Legend @YUVSTRONG12''
It seemed like the netizens were waiting for a perfect opportunity and once Broad had wished the southpaw, they had no hesitation in taking him back in time.
Looking back at that group stage clash, India had won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a blistering start as openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir shared a 136-run opening stand. However, it was Yuvi who added impetus to the Indian innings with his stellar cameo of a 16-ball 88 at a strike rate of over 360 which powered India to a huge total of 218/4 in their 20 overs.
In reply, England fought back well but could only manage 200/6 in their 20 overs thereby, handing India an 18-run victory.