Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who once hit six 6s in an over to the English pacer Stuart Broad, has requested to his fans to applaud this England pacer for his latest achievement – 500 Test wickets.
During the recently concluded Manchester Test, the 34-year-old England right-arm pacer Stuart Broad bowled impressively and completed his 500 Test wickets in his 140th Test. In the fourth innings of that match, Broad trapped the Caribbean opener and Test vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite lbw and completed his 500th Test wicket.
While Broad became the slowest (in terms of the number of matches) bowler to complete 500 Test wickets, he became the second England bowler, fourth pacer and seventh overall bowler to reach this special milestone.
However, in his early international career, Broad became hugely famous in the cricket world for conceding six 6s in an over against Yuvraj Singh during the Super Eight stage match of the ICC World T20 2007 (at Durban on 19th September 2007). While that incident is still in his nightmare, he has never given up and evolved himself as a classic pacer.
Broady you’re a legend: Yuvraj Singh to Stuart Broad
Yuvraj not only praised this senior England pacer but also requested his fans to applaud the English pacer’s achievement. The former Indian all-rounder also called Broad as a legend.
Yuvraj tweeted, “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 👊🏽🙌🏻”
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
Broad is not only England’s second most Test wicket-taker (501 Test wickets) but he is also England’s most T20I wicket-taker (65 wickets) and second-most international wicket-taker (744 wickets). Moreover, the right-arm pacer is also England’s third most ODI wicket-taker as he managed to pick up 178 wickets in this format.