Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh took to his official Twitter account to express his gratitude to the renowned artist Christy Valiyaveetti for creating a stunning artwork that beautifully captured the unforgettable moments when he smashed six consecutive sixes off Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
With the anniversary of this historic event marking sixteen years, the former Indian all-rounder believes it is the perfect moment to share this remarkable piece of art.
Yuvi’s legendary achievement in that tournament remains etched in the annals of Indian cricket history. This extraordinary feat unfolded during a Super 8 stage match between India and England on September 19, 2007, at Kingsmead, Durban.
“Thank you for this lovely sand art, Christy Valiyaveettil; even though you created this for my birthday, today is also an apt occasion for me to share it,” the left-hander tweeted.
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India’s inaugural T20I World Cup Triumph
Under the charismatic leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India achieved a historic triumph by winning the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup. In a nail-biting final held in Johannesburg, India emerged victorious against Shoaib Malik‘s Pakistan by a mere margin of 5 runs. This monumental victory marked a significant milestone in the annals of Indian cricket, breaking a lengthy 24-year drought for ICC tournament titles.
The 2007 T20 World Cup was a watershed moment for Indian cricket, rejuvenating the spirits of a cricket-crazy nation.
Yuvraj stood out as a pivotal figure in India’s success during the multi-nation event with his exceptional performances. His remarkable skill and power with the bat saw him accumulate 148 runs at a staggering strike rate of 194.74, earning him the accolade of a standout performer. The 41-year-old’s contributions in crucial moments played a vital role in India’s path to victory, cementing his status as one of the tournament’s true heroes and solidifying the legacy of that remarkable campaign in cricket history.
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Thank you for this lovely sand art, Christy Valiyaveettil ❤️ even though you created this for my birthday, today is also an apt occasion for me to share it. #16Years #SixSixes pic.twitter.com/9f34hL4gwk
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 19, 2023
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