The International Cricket Council (ICC) led the way as wishes poured in for former India batsman Yuvraj Singh on his 38th birthday. The stylish left-hander was known for turning up in big matches and has given countless moments of magic on the pitch and probably none more memorable than his brutal assault on Stuart Broad in India’s 2007 World T20 clash against England. The ICC on Thursday tweeted a video of Yuvraj’s six sixes off that over with a simple caption reading “Happy Birthday”.
For those in need of a reminder, India were batting first in the match and Yuvraj Singh came to the crease in the 17th over. In the penultimate over of the match, fired up after a confrontation with Andrew Flintoff, Yuvraj Singh tore into Stuart Broad. He sprayed the pacer all over the pitch, twice getting on his knees to slog the ball on the leg-side.
Watch that historic over here:
— ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2019
“A true champion and an inspiration to many, here’s wishing @YUVSTRONG12 a very happy birthday,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India tweeted.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 2019
Virat Kohli led the wishes from the Indian cricket fraternity.
“Happy bday Paaji. God bless you,” Kohli tweeted.
Happy bday Paaji. God bless you. @YUVSTRONG12
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 12, 2019
“Happy birthday brother @YUVSTRONG12 May waheguru bless you with all the happiness,love,peace and everything you want,” Harbhajan Singh tweeted.
“Happy birthday Yuvi pa @YUVSTRONG12. Wishing you an incredible year ahead. May you always keep healthy & happy,” Suresh Raina tweeted.
“Always keep jumping in joy @YUVSTRONG12 paaji!” former India pacer RP Singh tweeted.
Yuvraj Singh remains one of the most beloved cricketers in the world, with “#HappyBirthdayYuvi” and “HappyBirthdayYuvrajSingh” trending on Twitter.
Yuvraj Singh has represented India in 308 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests. He was also one of the star performers for India in their successful 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup campaigns.