Cricketing world is saluting England veteran Stuart Broad after he became the seventh bowler in Test history to take 500 or more wickets on Tuesday. With the wicket of West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite, Broad completed the milestone joining countryman and teammate James Anderson in the elite list.Also Read - IPL 2021 | England Players to Get Green-Light For Participation as Bangladesh Series Postponed: Reports
Broad has now 501 wickets from 140 Tests at 27.95. Also Read - West Indies vs Pakistan Live Streaming Cricket: When And Where to Watch WI vs PAK - All You Need to Know About 1st T20I
Tributes are pouring in from different parts of the world including from legendary India allrounder Yuvraj Singh who hit Broad for six sixes in an over during the inaugural ICC World T20 in 2007. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar Shares Inspiring Video of Differently-Abled Man Playing Carrom With His Feet | Watch
Yuvraj called upon his fans to applaud the 34-year-old Englishman for his achievement.
“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 is no joke – it takes hard work, dedication & determination,” Yuvraj wrote on his Twitter handle.
“Broady you’re a legend! Hats off,” he added.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar also congratulated him on his ‘terrific achievement’
“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!” Tendulkar posted on Twitter.
South Africa pacer Dale Steyn wrote, “500 big ones for @StuartBroad8. Well done bud, what a great achievement #salute.”
Australia legend Ricky Ponting termed Broad as a ‘tough competitor’. “Congratulations @StuartBroad8 on 500 Test wickets. Always a tough competitor and a very skillful bowler especially in English conditions,” Ponting wrote.
West Indies bowling legend Courtney Walsh, the first to breach the 500-wicket mark in Test cricket, recalled the time when Broad was still a kid and hoped he will not stop anytime soon.
“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,” Walsh wrote.
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar wrote, “Incredible achievement @StuartBroad8. Having form,fitness,skill and desire over such a long period of time is a very special effort. Congratulations.”
Broad has now 501 wickets from 140 Tests at 27.95 and is seventh in the list of the highest wicket-taker in Tests.
Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the most wickets with 800 scalps followed by Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).