Former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh paid tribute to English fast bowler Stuart Broad for announcing his retirement on Sunday, July 30, 2023. Stuart Broad revealed that the ongoing fifth Ashes Test against Australia will be the last international match. Since his announcement, many former and current players have been respecting him for his memorable career. Yuvraj was one of them, dedicating a social media post to Broad. There is a history between the two as Yuvraj Singh hit the pacer for six sixes in a single over during the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. Stuart Broad was then an inexperienced young fast bowler and recovered from that onslaught to become one of the best Test bowlers of all time.
Yuvraj Singh captioned his post on Instagram;
“Take a bow @stuartbroad ????????♂️ Congratulations on an incredible Test career ???????? one of the finest and most feared red ball bowlers, and a real legend! Your journey and determination have been super inspiring. Good luck for the next leg Broady! ????????
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I Think it has made me stronger to be competitive even today-Stuart Broad on being hit for 6 sixes by Yuvraj Singh on debut
After play on Day 3 of the 5th Ashes Test, Stuart Broad recalled key moments from his international career. He said that Yuvraj Singh hitting him six sixes in an Over in 2007 played a huge role in his mental transformation.
Reflecting on the fateful incident, Broad said:
“Yeah, it was obviously a pretty tough day. What would I have been: 21, 22?  I learned loads. I pretty much based a whole mental routine through that experience knowing that I was left very short as an international performer in that moment. I’d rushed my preparation. I didn’t have any sort of pre-ball routine.”
“Ultimately, of course, I wish that didn’t happen. I think what really helped me was it was a dead rubber, so it didn’t feel like I’d knocked us out of the World Cup or something. But I think it steeled me up to make me the competitor I am to this day and has driven me forward a huge amount.”