David Lloyd recalled Ravi Shastri’s fantastic work behind-the-mic during Yuvraj Singh’s record six sixes against Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Yuvraj Singh had smashed England pacer Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over. (Reuters Photo)
- Yuvraj Singh thrashed Stuart Broad for 6 consecutive maximums in an over
- (He was)absolutely brilliant, Ravi (Shastri) was all over it: David Lloyd
- Broady was going around the park, and that batting ? Yuvraj was just flicking it: Lloyd
India coach Ravi Shastri, who was known for his theatrics in front of the microphones, has been part of several memorable moments in Indian cricket, including the World Cup-winning six from MS Dhoni.
Ravi Shastri’s high-pitched voice has left an indelible print onto the minds of Indian cricket fans with his finishing touches during Yuvraj Singh’s record six sixes in an over.
Former England cricketer and veteran commentator David Lloyd revealed that Shastri might have missed being on commentary during Yuvraj’s onslaught against England in 2007 T20 World Cup group clash.
Lloyd said that he had tweaked the commentator’s rota for that match and due to the tweek Shastri was able to lend his voice to Stuart Broad’s over during India’s innings.
“We did a thing with Ravi Shastri earlier on, and he said ? you may not remember this, Bumble ? but you actually ? not changed the comm rota, but you said, ‘Ravi, you should be on now towards the end of this innings.’ Is that right?” former England cricketer and host Rob Key asked Llyod during Sky Sports Cricket Podcast.
“(He was)absolutely brilliant, Ravi (Shastri) was all over it.
“It was terrific. Broady was going around the park, and that batting ? Yuvraj was just flicking it. Just a little flick, and off it went. Brilliant.”
After being infuriated by an altercation with Andrew Flintoff during India’s 2007 World T20 match vs England, Yuvraj unleashed all his fury upon fast bowler Stuart Broad depositing him for 6 consecutive maximums in an over to smash a 50 off just 12 balls.
Yuvraj’s feat was not just seminal in India’s eventual title-victory but also helped a young team under MS Dhoni, transform their ODI World Cup disappointment into the highs of claiming the first-ever T20 World Cup.