Former India international Yuvraj Singh, on Wednesday, applauded Stuart Broad after the Englishman became only the seventh bowler and fourth speedster to complete 500 wickets in Test cricket.
34-year-old Broad reached the milestone after he dismissed West Indies’ opener Kraigg Brathwaite on the fifth day of the final Test played at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Yuvraj, who smashed Broad for six sixes in an over in the 2007 T20 World Cup quarter-final, took to Twitter to applaud Broad’s efforts and requested his fans not to mention the incident from the India-England tie which took place 13 years ago.
“I’m sure everytime I write something about @StuartBroad8, people relate to him getting hit for 6 sixes! Today I request all my fans to applaud what he has achieved! 500 test wickets is no joke-it takes hard work, dedication & determination. Broady you’re a legend! Hats off,” tweeted Broad.
I’m sure everytime I write something about @StuartBroad8, people relate to him getting hit for 6 sixes! Today I request all my fans to applaud what he has achieved! 500 test wickets is no joke-it takes hard work, dedication & determination. Broady you’re a legend! Hats off 👊🏽🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/t9LvwEakdT
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 29, 2020
Since that forgettable night at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban, Broad has gone on to play 140 Tests, 121 ODIs and 56 T20Is for England, bagging 744 international wickets across formats.
The two share a cordial relationship
When Yuvraj announced his retirement from international cricket in June last year, Broad had posted a picture of the two with the caption, “Enjoy retirement Legend @yuvisofficial.”
With 589 wickets, Broad’s longtime pace colleague James Anderson leads the fast bowlers’ pack followed by Glenn McGrath (563), Courtney Walsh (519) and Broad (501).
Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan heads the overall tally with 800 Test wickets, ahead of Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).
The rise of Stuart Broad 💓 pic.twitter.com/0rA7hvOaJy
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) July 28, 2020