Fourteen years ago, Yuvraj blighted Stuart Broad with a historical showdown that brought him six sixes in an over and also to play a crucial role in eliminating England from the tournament.
It was in the 19th over when India was desperately trying to maintain their momentum, as 200 looked like a decent total. However, as the 18th over ended, things spiralled out of control with Yuvi and Flintoff sharing a few heated words.
Even after Flintoff started working towards the boundary, Yuvraj had no intentions of stopping. He walked up a good mile before the umpire finally intervened to put an end to the affair.
The destruction that followed from Yuvraj’s bat
Sadly, for England, by the time the verbal brawl had stopped, Yuvi had a boatload of adrenaline pumping through his blood that evoked carnage from the big-hitting southpaw.
He peppered Broad into different parts of the field as the hapless England and Flintoff looked in awe and terror. Despite England getting off to a blinder, it didn’t take much for the Indian bowlers to reel them in and defend the monumental total of 218.
While playing, Yuvi was one of the favourite all-rounders for the Indian fans, and the fans celebrate this day with pomp and vigour every single year. They flood the internet with posts that lionize Yuvraj.
The meme game surrounding Yuvraj and Flintoff
Similarly, in a meme shared by a user on Instagram, it was shown that a kid was wearing an England jersey and the kid had Flintoff written over his back. This kid in the meme went to instigate the lion, and what followed thereafter was carnage and history.
Yuvraj found the meme way too funny and simply couldn’t resist the temptation of putting it up in his story and even tagging Flintoff in it. His story read, “This is too funny, whoever made this. What do you think @aflintoff11?”