Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh praised English bowler Stuart Broad as he completed 500 test wickets. Yuvraj took his twitter handle and wrote, “I’m sure every time 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 are no joke-it takes hard work, dedication & determination. Broady, you’re a legend! Hats off.”
Just one day ago Stuart Broad took his 500th wicket against West Indies in Manchester, West Indies batsman Craig Brathwaite became his 500th prey. Broad is the 7th bowler in the world to achieve this milestone, whereas he is the 4th fast bowler to do so. Before him, James Anderson, Glenn McGrath, and Courtney Walsh have achieved this milestone as fast bowlers. The fun fact here is, English fast bowler who is the highest wicket-taker of England took Brathwaite’s wicket as his 500th test wicket.
13 years ago Yuvraj Singh scored 6-sixes in Broad’s over
In 2007 T20 World Cup which was held in South Africa, Yuvraj Singh scored the fastest T20 fifty, India was playing against England, in that match, only Yuvi scored 6-sixes in Stuart Broad’s over. Yuvraj Singh scored these sixes after a verbal spat with Andrew Flintoff, Yuvraj completed his fifty in only 12 balls.
Stuart Broad has taken 744 wickets in international cricket so far
After that match in 2007 T20 World Cup Broad’s career was on the verge of ending, but he kept on playing for England. Till now he has played 140 Tests, 121 ODIs, and 56 T20s for England. He has taken 744 wickets in all formats, out of which 500 came in test cricket. Last year when Yuvraj retired from International cricket, Broad posted a photo with Yuvi and said ‘you are a legend’.