19/09/2019 12:46 PM IST | Updated 19/09/2019 2:06 PM IST

Why Yuvraj Singh's 6 Sixes Are Still An Astonishing Feat Fans Can't Get Over

It's been 12 years since Singh the match.

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Yuvraj Singh after he hit six sixes in an over by England's Stuart Broad during their ICC World Twenty20 cricket match in Durban September 19, 2007.

It’s been 12 years, but no one can still forget the six sixes that made every Indian cricket fan jump up in excitement. On 19 September, 2007, Yuvraj Singh hit six consecutive sixes at the ICC World Twenty20 against England’s Stuart Broad. Singh scored the fastest fifty in T20 internationals in just 12 balls. 

Here’s a video of the thrilling moment:

It was the fourth time in the history of cricket, as News18 points out, but first in the T20s. Herschelle Gibbs managed the feat in a one-day international during the World Cup in 2007. Gary Sobers and Ravi Shastri have done so in first class cricket.

BCCI put out a tweet on Thursday as a reminder of this day: 

Singh’s fan still remember the historic day:

Singh announced retirement from all forms of cricket in June this year. “This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward,” he had said.

He had listed the 2011 World Cup triumph and getting the six sixes in an over against England, among others, as the most special moments of his career.