5 reasons why Yuvraj Singh's 6 sixes became more famous than Herschelle Gibbs' 6 sixes
- If you ask anyone which batsman hit 6 sixes in an over in a World Cup match, Yuvraj's name would come out first.
6 sixes in an over. Wow! That's a dream for any batsman and a nightmare for any bowler in any format and on any place in the world. It has been quite a rare occurrence but when it has happened, it has left the spectators in awe. Imagine the goosebumps that the Indian fans sitting in the seats of the Kingsmead stadium in Durban would have experienced when Yuvraj Singh hit 36 runs against Stuart Broad in the World T20 back in 2007.
Or just imagine the mountain of pressure that Stuart Broad would have while bowling the 6th ball of the over. However, this was not the first time that this event took place in a World Cup match. South African opener Herschelle Gibbs had smashed 6 sixes in the 50-over World Cup in the very same year. Yet, whenever you ask a cricket fan the name of the batsman who hit 6 sixes in an over, the answer will undoubtedly be Yuvraj Singh.
There are obvious reasons why fans remember Yuvraj's 6 sixes better than Gibbs' and here are the best 5 of those reasons:
#1 England is a better and bigger cricket team than the Netherlands
England are hailed as the inventors of the sport cricket while Netherlands are still struggling to get a permanent status as a cricket team. Playing a World Cup match against England will give more pressure to a team than playing against the Dutch.
I am not writing off the Netherlands as a poor team but when we compare their cricket teams, it will always be England which will be the better one.
So, Yuvraj smashed 6 sixes against the originators of the game while Gibbs did it against a non-Test playing nation.