Two-time World Cup winner, Yuvraj Singh, recently recalled his conversation with Stuart Broad’s father Chris Broad after hitting the latter’s son for six consecutive sixes in an over.
Yuvraj set the inaugural edition of T20 World Cup ablaze with his flamboyant stroke play in the tournament. After engaging in a verbal altercation with Andrew Flintoff, Yuvi made Broad the victim of the wrath of his blade.
Before the T20 World Cup in 2007, India visited England for a full-fledged tour. In one of the ODIs at Oval, Dimitri Mascarenhas smacked Yuvraj for five sixes in an over.
However, Yuvraj got his moment of revenge with his feat at Kingsmead in Durban in the subsequent world tournament.
“I was just happy the six sixes came against England because I got hit for five sixes by Dimitri Mascarenhas a few weeks earlier in an ODI,” Yuvraj stated in a BBC podcast.
“When I hit the sixth six, obviously the first look was at Freddie but the second look was at Dimitri, who gave me a smile,” added the man of the tournament of 2011 Indian World Cup win.
Stuart’s father, Chris, is a renowned match referee, the very next day he talked to Yuvraj about him ending his son’s career.
“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’,” further said Yuvi.
“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’,” the 38-year-old said.
Since then, Broad climbed leaps and bounds in international cricket, turning out to be amongst the leading wicket-takers in Tests.
Together with James Anderson, England boasts one of the most formidable pace bowling duo, who have picked more than 1000 Test wickets in tandem.
“Stuart is one of the best bowlers in the world now. I don’t think any bowler from India could get hit for six sixes in an over and then have such a fantastic career,” concluded Yuvraj.