England fast bowler Stuart Broad etched his name in the record books on Tuesday when he scalped his 500th Test wicket. Broad became only the second English bowler to achieve the feat, James Anderson being the first one with.
Wishes pour in for Broad from all around but one was a special one. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wrote a message appreciating Broad’s achievement and said, “I’m sure everytime I write something about Stuart Broad, people relate to him getting hit for six sixes! But today I request all my fans not to mention it but to applaud what this man has achieved! 500 test wickets is no joke – it takes years of hard work, dedication and determination. How you have always fought and come victorious over your setbacks, Broady my friend you are a legend! Hats off 👊🏽🙌🏻 “
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
Yuvraj had smacked Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over during the World T20 match between India and England in the year 2007. India eventually won that tournament and Yuvraj was adjudged the Man of the series.
Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the most number if wickets. The spinner has 800 scalps to his name while Australia’s Shane Warne and India’s Anil Kumble is at second and third respectively. Warne bagged 708 wickets while Kumble has 619 dismissals to his name.
Apart from them, Broad is just below Glenn McGrath and Courtney Walsh. Anderson had 589 wickets to his name when Broad picked his 500th dismissal in Tests. McGrath has 563 wickets to his name while Walsh has 519 scalps.