The former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh showed the world a one of a kind effort, during the 2007 T20 World Cup. His six-sixes in an over of Stuart Broad is still etched in the hearts of each and every cricket fan. During the tournament, Yuvraj Singh scored a 50 off just 12 balls, which is by far the fastest fifty in any international match.
Recently, during an interaction with Sportscreen’s YouTube page, Yuvraj Singh named two cricketers who have the potential of breaking his record. He expressed how he thought AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle could break his record, but he feels Indian cricketers, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have the potential of breaking his record. He said:
“Two guys I thought could break the record are Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. KL can do it, he has 50 off 14 balls in the IPL but scoring a 50 in international cricket where all are quality bowlers and in IPL where you get two quality bowlers is not the same. But KL and Hardik have the potential,”
He further showered praises on Hardik Pandya. Yuvraj Singh feels that the Indian all-rounder has immense potential as he has got amazing talent. He said:
“Hardik Pandya has immense potential. He has got amazing talent. Someone needs to work with his head so that he can perform in crunch situations. If somebody can work on his mind, he can be a serious asset as we go to the next World Cup”,
Furthermore, Yuvraj Singh also criticized the selections for the 2019 World Cup. He pointed out the fact that how cricketers like Vijay Shankar, who have only played 5 ODIs in their careers were selected for middle order. He said:
“The selection during the 2019 World Cup was shocking. You need people to question those decisions when players who have played 5 ODIs are playing in the middle order. Can the current selectors question these decisions when they themselves have played only 5 ODIs?”