England pacer Stuart Broad achieved a rare milestone of 500 Test wickets during the third Test against West Indies in Manchester, dismissing opener Kraigg Brathwaite. It made him only the seventh bowler ever, and second Englishman, to get there.
The cricketing world united to laud Broad on the special day, where he also powered England to a 2-1 series win over West Indies.
Congratulations to England on their emphatic series win. And like I said earlier, @StuartBroad8 had a spring in his step and was out there on a mission. Congratulations also to him on picking his 500th Test wicket. Terrific achievement! #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/LGRKWBYOSh — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 28, 2020
500 big ones for @StuartBroad8 Well done bud, what a great achievement #salute — Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) July 28, 2020
Incredible achievement @StuartBroad8. Having form,fitness,skill and desire over such a long period of time is a very special effort. Congratulations #500club #ENGvsWI — Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) July 28, 2020
Such a shame the ground can’t be full for @StuartBroad8 500th test wicket but we are all watching in admiration of such a huge achievement. Incredible 👏🏻 #ENGvWIN #cricket #500club — Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) July 28, 2020
Congratulations to @StuartBroad8 on reaching 500 test wits hard work does pay off. I still remember you bowling to my son at Bristol when you both were kids.. well done and the sky is the limits next step 600.👍🏿🍾🎊 — Courtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) 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 lesson to all young cricketers ... Congrats @stuartbroad8 #500 #TestCricket A post shared by Michael vaughan (@michaelvaughan) onView this post on Instagram
Broad thanked his supporters for all the love.
Broad was dropped from the XI for the first Test of the series but bounced back in style to become the player of the series.