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
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
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.