Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni have guided the Indian team to innumerable wins. Yuvraj was on the non-striking end when Dhoni smashed Kulasekara out of the park to lift the 2011 World Cup Trophy.
In the first ever ICC T20 World Cup, Dhoni was on the non-striker's end when Yuvraj smashed 6 sixes in an over against England. Reminiscing the old memories, Yuvraj told Gaurav Kapur in the ’22 Yarns’ podcast that Dhoni was extremely happy when he was blasting Stuart Broad out of the park.
“I think MS was very happy. If you’re the captain and the other guy is just hitting six after six, you’re just happy that the score is increasing and it was a must-win game,” Yuvi said.
Talking about the altercation with Flintoff in that game, Yuvraj said, "I remember I hit two good boundaries off Flintoff which he obviously didn't like. He said something to me and I said something back. It was quite a serious fight at that time. The umpires also came in. I just felt like I wanted to hit every ball out of the park."
He further claimed, "luckily, the first ball I hit (off Broad) went out of the park. The second ball I hit, went into the crowd. The third ball I hit over point, where I hadn't even hit a boundary in my career. Collingwood came and told Broad to keep bowling yorkers to me outside off-stump because the off-side was big."
"But Broad thought of bowling into my legs. So when he decided to do that, I knew he was in trouble. The fifth ball hit the toe of my bat, it was a small boundary that went over Flintoff. Sixth ball I knew he has to bowl a yorker. So I was ready to hit it straight and it was in my arc,” Yuvraj added.
The southpaw also claimed that he gave a look to Dimitri Mascarenhas in order to remind him that the score is settled now as Dimitri had smashed Yuvraj for 5 sixes in an over in the past.
“My first look was to Flintoff, giving him a cheeky smile. My second look was to Dimitri Mascarenhas sort of telling him that the scores are settled and then obviously I did a fist pump with Dhoni. It actually didn’t register to me that I had hit six sixes. For me, it was all about settling the scores with England."