Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh is celebrating his 38th birthday on December 12 and the International Cricket Council led the route as wished poured in for the southpaw.
That over is still new in each cricket fan’s memory when the left-hander stamped himself everywhere throughout the inaugural World T20 in 2007. He smoked Stuart Broad all over Durban and bagged six sixes in an over. India proceeded to win that match and afterward defeated Australia and Pakistan in the semi-final and final respectively to secure the title.
One of the greatest match-victors for India, Yuvraj Singh, turns 38 years of age on Thursday. An icon in Indian cricket, Yuvi played significant roles in the team’s triumphs at the 2007 ICC World T20 and 2011 ICC World Cup. Welcome the southpaw on his extraordinary day, Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, and a few different cricketers hailed the former cricketer on social media.
“Birthday wishes to one of the biggest match-winner India has ever had @YUVSTRONG12. Enjoy your day prince, have a good one,” wrote Gambhir on Twitter.
“Happy birthday brother @YUVSTRONG12 May Waheguru bless you with all the happiness, love, peace and everything you want,” tweeted Bhajji.
“A true champion and an inspiration to many, here’s wishing @YUVSTRONG12 a very happy birthday,” the BCCI tweeted.
“Happy birthday Yuvi pa @YUVSTRONG12. Wishing you an incredible year ahead. May you always keep healthy & happy,” Suresh Raina tweeted.
“Always keep jumping in joy @YUVSTRONG12 paaji!” former India pacer RP Singh tweeted.
Gautam Gambhir too took to Twitter and hailed Yuvraj as India’s greatest match-winner.
Yuvraj, Harbhajan, and Gambhir were all part of the 2007 and 2011 title-winning Indian teams. Other than Bhajji and Gambhir, Suresh Raina and Mayank Agarwal likewise took to Twitter to hail the southpaw on his 38th birth anniversary.
On the event, the official Twitter account of the International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted the video of Yuvraj hitting six sixes to Stuart Broad in the 2007 World T20.
The ICC on Thursday tweeted a video of Yuvraj’s six sixes off that over with a simple caption reading “Happy Birthday”.
Yuvraj has given Indian cricket fans numerous reasons to recall his name for years to come. Be it his six sixes in an over to England’s Stuart Broad in 2007 ICC World T20, his Player of the Tournament performance in the 2011 ICC World Cup or other match-winning performances, Yuvi rose as one of the best No. 4 batsmen the game has seen.
The post-retirement phase in Yuvraj’s career was apparently the hardest one, as the southpaw continued knocking the doors of the Indian team for a spot however wasn’t entertained in spite of demonstrating his fitness in the much-discussed Yo-Yo test.
Since hanging up his boots, Yuvi has been appreciating franchise cricket outside the nation, with the Global T20 League in Canada and the Abu Dhabi T10 League being two of his latest assignments.