2007 and 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh created history when he smashed back-to-back six sixes off Stuart Board delivery during the league stage game of 2007’s T20 World Cup. Yuvraj became the first-ever cricketer to achieve this feat in the shortest format of the game. The moment, that made everyone sit on the edge of their seats, is still etched in every cricket fan’s memory.
Stuart Board became the victim of Yuvraj Singh’s heroics with the bat and those ‘six sixes’ could have ended the cricketing career of Stuart Board, however, he didn’t lose hope and made a strong comeback and is currently leading the bowling attack of England cricket team with James Anderson (in Tests).
Recently, during an interaction with BBC, Yuvraj Singh, for the first time opened up about what happened after he smashed those six-sixes. During the interview, Yuvraj revealed how Chris Broad, Stuart’s father came to him and said that Yuvraj almost finished his son’s career. However, what followed was a heart-touching moment between the two. Yuvraj revealed:
“His dad, Chris Broad, is a match referee and he came up to me the next day and said ‘you almost finished my son’s career and now you need to sign a shirt for him. So I gave my India jersey and wrote a message for Stuart saying, ‘I have been hit for five sixes so I know how it feels. For the future of England cricket, all the best’.
Stuard Board is currently one of the best pacers to have played for England. He is the second wicket-taker for England with 485 Test wickets. Besides this, he has also scalped 178 wickets in ODIs and 65 wickets in T20Is.