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Yuvraj Singh congratulated Stuart Broad

Yuvraj Singh has congratulated England fast bowler Stuart Broad on getting 500 Test wickets. Yuvraj has also asked his fans to applaud Broad.

Edited By Bharat Malhotra | | Updated: 29 Jul 2020, 02:24:00 PM IST

Yuvraj Singh praised Stuart Broad

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England fast bowler Stuart Broad was not given a chance in the first match of the Test series (England vs West Indies) against the West Indies. After this, when he was included in the second Test, Broad was silenced by all the critics with his performance. In the third and final match of the series, Broad recorded another achievement. He became the seventh bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket and the second bowler from England.

Many players congratulated him on this occasion. Among those who congratulated were former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Whenever the name of Yuvraj and Broad comes together, the six sixes in an over by Yuvraj in World T20 are remembered (Yuvraj Singh Hits Six Sixes in an over).

On this occasion, however, Yuvraj appealed to his fans to forget that and congratulate Broad. He tweeted, 'I know whenever I write something about @ StuartBroad8, people associate it with the six sixes incident! Today I will appeal to all my fans to praise what they have achieved! 500 Test wickets is no joke. It requires hard work, dedication and determination. Brody, you are great! '

Bowlers taking 500 wickets in Test cricket

  • Bowlers taking 500 wickets in Test cricket

    So far only seven bowlers have taken 500 wickets in Test cricket. Stuart Broad is the newest name in this list. Know which bowlers were involved before them.

  • Muttiah Muralitharan (87 Tests)

    Sri Lankan veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took 800 wickets in 133 Test matches in a Test career. Most in this format. He is also the fastest bowler to achieve 500 Test wickets. He achieved this position in just 87 matches. Murali achieved this position by dismissing Michael Kasprowicz in Kandy against Australia. Talking of days, Murali achieved this stage in just 11 years and 201 days.

  • Anil Kumble (India) - 105 matches

    Anil Kumble was different in this case. He did not have the same turn as Warne and Murali but despite this he achieved great achievements for himself and for India. He had the skills to trap the batsman with his accuracy. Kumble is the second fastest bowler to take 500 Test wickets. He achieved this feat in his 105th Test. He achieved this position against England by dismissing Steve Harmison in Mohali. It took 15 years 212 days for Kumble to touch the figure of 500. He took 619 wickets in 132 Tests. He is India's most successful bowler. And also the only Indian bowler involved in the 500 club.

  • Shane Warne (Australia) - 108 matches

    Shane Warne has 708 wickets in Test cricket. Warne showed magic on many grounds with his spin. Warne touched 500 Test wickets in Gaul against Sri Lanka. Warne joined the club by dismissing Hasan Tillakaratne in his 108th Test match. Murali also completed 500 wickets in the same series. Warne took wickets in his career at a strike rate of 57.4. He took five wickets in 145 innings in 37 Tests and 10 wickets in 10 matches. He is at number two in the list of bowlers taking the most Test wickets.

  •     Glenn McGrath (Australia) - 110 Tests

    Glenn McGrath McGrath is the most successful fast bowler for Australia, taking 563 wickets in his career. He is Australia's second most successful bowler after Warne. McGrath completed 500 Test wickets during the Ashes series. He achieved this position at Lord's by dismissing Marcus Trescothick of England. McGrath played a total of 124 Test matches.

  • Courtney Walsh (West Indies) and James Anderson (England) - 129 Tests

    Walsh was the first bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. He maintained the West Indies bowling power in the 90s. England's James Anderson has recently made it to the list of not only England but the world's top fast bowlers. Both had completed 500 wickets in their 129th Test match. Walsh achieved the feat in 2001 against South Africa, while Anderson achieved the feat at Lord's in 2017 against the West Indies. Walsh took 16 years 128 days to reach here after his debut, while Anderson joined the club in 14 years 108 days.

  • Stuart Broad (England) 140 Tests

    On the last day of the Manchester Test, Broad made a place at the club by dismissing Craig Brathwaite. He is the latest bowler to make it to the club. However he has achieved the most Test matches to take 500 wickets. Broad achieved the 500 mark in the 140th Test. He took five wickets in the innings for the 18th time and 10 wickets in the match for the third time. Broad has dismissed David Warner 12 times the most. Apart from this, Michael Clarke has been dismissed 11 and Ross Taylor 10 times.

Broad joined the list of veterans

On Tuesday, Stuart Broad completed his 500 wickets in Test cricket. Broad achieved this feat by dismissing West Indies batsman Craig Brathwaite at Old Trafford ground. Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket who has touched a magical figure of 800.

Web title yuvraj singh wishes stuart broad on his 500 test wickets(Hindi News from Navbharat Times , TIL Network)

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