Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad set an unwanted record after leaking 35 runs in the ongoing fifth Test between India and England on Saturday at Edgbaston. Bumrah hit 35 runs off Stuart Broad, hitting two sixes and four fours, and set the world record for most runs in an over in Test cricket.
However, this was not the first time that Broad got a hammer from an Indian batsman. Earlier, Yuvraj Singh smashed Broad around the park for hitting 6 sixes in an over during the 2007 T20 World Cup clash.
Broad now holds the undeserved record of the most expensive overs in both T20I and Test cricket.
Yuvraj did the unimaginable not only by hitting six sixes but also scoring the fastest fifty in T20I cricket, which is still unbroken. The rivalry between India and England has always been special and whenever the two sides lock horns, be it a tour or a series or a tournament, the cricketing legends do their best as there is more than just pride at stake .
It was a crucial clash and India won the toss and decided to bat first against England in Durban. Given that this was the first T20I World Cup being played, the onus was on the batsmen to score runs on the board. opener Gautam Gambhir And Virender Sehwag put on an excellent partnership of 136 runs in the 14th over before England got the breakthrough by dismissing Sehwag for 68. Gambhir also played a brilliant innings scoring 58 runs, putting India in a comfortable position.
India were 144/2 in 15.3 overs after Gambhir departed and Robin Uthappa managed to score 6 runs before being removed. Then came Yuvraj and what happened after that was a pure shock. Before launching the attack, Yuvraj uttered a ‘not so healthy word’ with Andrew Flintoff, which led to the intervention of the umpires at the time.
The conversation enraged Yuvraj, which resulted in the Punjab batsman hitting Stuart Broad for six sixes and a record 12-ball half-century in the shortest format of the game. Yuvraj’s carnage helped India post a mammoth total of 218/4 in 20 overs.
England failed to chase down the target and were reduced to 200/6 in 20 overs.
At that time, Yuvraj became the first Indian and second cricketer after Herschelle Gibbs to hit six sixes in international cricket. Yuvraj had a phenomenal tournament run as the batting all-rounder was instrumental in India’s success in lifting the T20I World Cup in 2007. He scored 362 runs and took 15 wickets in the tournament.