Stuart Broad recalls building ‘WARRIOR MODE’ after Yuvraj Singh bashed him for six sixes as English great bids farewell to cricket

And when he announced his shocking decision, Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to pay tribute to him.


Stuart Broad recalls building ‘WARRIOR MODE’ after Yuvraj Singh bashed him for six sixes as English great bids farewell to cricket

Stuart Broad, Yuvraj Singh; Stuart Broad (Images via Getty)

It was the first-ever T20 World Cup tournament in 2007, held in South Africa. India played England en route to their lifting the trophy. But during the match, then-English skipper Andrew Flintoff got engaged in a heated war of words with India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.

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Singh, with a fiery temper on the field, turned his beast mode on. He smashed 21-year-old Stuart Broad for a six off the penultimate over, then followed it up with another one and another one.

And when the watchers of the game were digesting what actually was happening, Yuvraj ended up smashing six sixes off an over, the first-ever in international cricket. Back then, one must be wondering that conceding the sixes means Broad will struggle a great deal in cementing his spot in the squad.

But 16 years later, the 37-year-old became not only a lethal pacer for the English side but ended up scalping more than 600 Test wickets in his 17-year-long illustrious career. And on Saturday (July 29), on Day 3 of the ongoing Ashes Test, which for Broad means a lot, he declared that this is going to be the last match of his career. During a press conference, he recalled the horrible time he experienced when Yuvraj Singh smacked him all over the stadium for those famous sixes and revealed how that experience shaped him as a bowler.

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Yuvraj Singh pens a heartfelt message for Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad recalls building 'WARRIOR MODE' after Yuvraj Singh bashed him for six sixes
Yuvraj Singh, Stuart Broad (Image via Getty)

Stuart Broad said it was a tough day for him as he had been a rookie bowler back then and feared those sixes would end his career soon. “I learned loads. I pretty much based a whole mental routine through that experience knowing that I was left very short as an international performer at that moment.” He added that he had rushed his preparation as he did not have that much focus. After that horrible experience, he said he started building his ‘warrior mode’.

And when he announced his shocking decision, Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to pay tribute to him. “Congratulations on an incredible Test career one of the finest and most feared red ball bowlers, and a real legend.

Check his tweet below:

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