In the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup, after getting into a tiff with Andrew Flintoff, he belted an astonishing six sixes in an over to take India to an imposing 218. Yuvi hit a manic 50 off a mere 12 balls and we eventually won the title.
Till date Englishman Stuart Broad remains the only player in the history of the game to have been hit for six sixes in an over in a match involving two Test playing nations.
The success of the inaugural tournament cemented the popularity of T20 and spawned the IPL. Yuvraj had become its new mascot.
Many thought that he had peaked. But he managed to better that too!
He was declared man-of-the-series in the 2011 World Cup in the crown we reclaimed after 28 long years. 362 runs, 15 wickets and 4 man-of-the-match awards is indeed a formidable feat.
Image: India's Yuvraj Singh plays a shot, which hit 6 runs in one over, off the ball of England's Stuart Broad at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban, 19 September 2007 during the Twenty20 cricket world championship match.