500 Test Wickets is no Joke; Stuart Broad You are a Legend: Yuvraj Singh

Broad became the second-youngest to achieve the feat as Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan reached the milestone at the age of 31. However, Broad was the slowest to reach this mark among the special seven as he took 140 Tests to do so.

500 Test Wickets is no Joke; Stuart Broad You are a Legend: Yuvraj Singh

India vs England match in the 2007 T20 World Cup is still remembered for only one reason - former cricketer Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes off English bowler Stuart Broad.

At that time, Broad was in the eye of the storm for his poor bowling performance, but now, he has hit headlines for achieving a milestone. Broad has entered the club of selected cricketers with 500 Test wickets to their name. He clinched his 500th Test wicket against West Indies

With this, he has become the only seventh bowler in the world to reach this landmark.

Yuvraj took to Twitter to congratulate the English bowler. Calling Broad a legend and praising him for his hardwork and dedication, the left handed batsman wrote, “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.”

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also heaped praise on Broad for accomplishing this feat. Tendulkar tweeted that Broad had been out on a mission and had a “spring in his step.” He also congratulated English side on winning the Test series against West Indies.

Broad picked his 500th wicket on Tuesday as his team triumphed over West Indies. The fast bowler became the fourth paceman and second English bowler after his teammate James Anderson to do so.

His 500th victim was opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who got lbw on 19 on the fifth day of the third Test.



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