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‘After Yuvraj hit the third six, no one moved from their positions’- Robin Uthappa recollects the six sixes moment

Yuvraj Singh scored a 50 off 12 balls in that game.
Yuvraj Singh
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Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in the 20-20 World Cup in 2007 are firmly etched in every cricket fan’s memory. The star batter had whacked Stuart Broad for six sixes in the 19th over. This happened after a verbal altercation with Andrew Flintoff. Yuvraj unleashed an assault for the ages on Broad.

Just before Yuvraj’s attack on Broad, in an ODI series against England, that took place merely days before the World Cup, Yuvraj was hit for five sixes in an over by Dimitri Masceranhas. Robin Uthappa, who had seen both games, has now revealed some of his recollections of the memorable moment.

“I got out, went to the dressing room, took my pads off and came down. But by the time I reached, the altercation had already happened. But I knew from Yuvi’s body language, that he was pumped up,” Uthappa began as he narrated the tale about Yuvraj’s sixes in a video on Star Sports.

Pehla chhakkka dekhke laga, paaji gusse me hai: Robin Uthappa

It was a watershed moment in Indian Cricket. Uthappa described how the dressing room was feeling back then. He added that when five maximums were hit, they were sure that a sixth one was on the cards.

“Pehla chhakkka dekhke laga, paaji gusse me hai (When I saw the first six, I thought he is angry). When he hit the second one, we thought he might be on to something here. After the third six, everyone was like, ‘just sit wherever you are’. I think it was DK (Dinesh Karthik) or somebody else, he wanted to go to the loo. We just said, ‘nobody is moving. Just stay put until the over gets over’.”

“I remember all of us were so elated. When he hit the fifth one, we knew the sixth was going to come. We just knew sitting down there. And that’s exactly what happened. We celebrated the six and we sat back down,” said   Robin Uthappa.

“We were really happy that he had given back to England what he received. It kind of deflated the wind out of England’s sails.”

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