England pacer Stuart Broad, on Tuesday, became the seventh bowler in the history of Test cricket to reach the 500 wickets mark.
Broad, who had picked 6/31 in the first innings of the ongoing third Test against England match, trapped Kraigg Brathwaite infront of the wicket to reach the landmark.
The moment for which Broad had been waiting for since the start of the series, finally arrived on the third ball of the 14th over. He has now joined an elite list of bowlers with 500 or more wickets to their names.
The Nottingham born seamer is now second only to James Anderson, who has 589 wickets to his name in Tests, as far as England cricket is concerned.
Broad made his Test debut in 2007 at the age of 21, and before this match, he had 491 wickets to his name in 139 Tests.
Meanwhile, soon after the 34-year-old reached the milestone, cricketers across the world took to Twitter to congratulate him on the special milestone.
Here are some of the best reactions:
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) July 28, 2020
500 to Broad. Keeps coming at you all the time…extremely skilful in Seam-bowling…especially for someone who comes from the land of swing bowling. #ENGvsWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 28, 2020
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) July 28, 2020
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) July 28, 2020
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) July 28, 2020
— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) July 28, 2020
Congratulations to Stuart Broad 500 tesr wickets…. outstanding career…. definitely would not have been possible without his time at Hoppers Crossing cc!! https://t.co/mGBek9S2Xn
— Merv Hughes (@MervHughes332) July 28, 2020
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) July 28, 2020
Always felt he was going to have a good Test career but I didn’t have 500 Test wickets in the equation !!! Skill,resilience,hard work,stubbornness … And when you think he started out as a Batsman … A great… https://t.co/Rj5euOf7Xw
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 28, 2020
Congratulations @StuartBroad8 on 500 test wickets great achievement for any bowler 👏
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) July 28, 2020
— Rikki Clarke (@RikkiClarke81) July 28, 2020
Momentous occasion in Test history. First time ever that two fast bowlers with 500 wickets are playing in the same match. Anderson and Broad. #RoyalPair
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 28, 2020