India ‘s former all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, doffed his hat to Stuart Broad on Wednesday, 13 years after nearly taking the England pacer ‘s career to a premature end with six sixes in an over.
Broad became just the seventh bowler and fourth speedster in Test cricket on Tuesday, taking 500 wickets in.
The 34-year-old Broad hit the landmark when he rejected Kraigg Brathwaite of West Indies on the fifth day of Manchester ‘s determined third test.
Yuvraj has taken to Twitter asking his followers to applaud the hard work and successes of the Englishman.
“If I write something about @StuartBroad8 I ‘m sure people react to him being hit for 6 sixes! Today I ask all my fans to celebrate what he has done! Five hundred test wickets are no joke-hard work, commitment & determination is needed. You are a legend Broady! Hats off “tweeted Yuvraj.
Broad was just in his second year of international cricket, when Yuvraj ripped him down in September 2007 in a World T20 match in Durban.
Broad was discarded in the 19th over of India’s innings for six sixes as Yuvraj raced just 12 balls to his fifty, which remains the fastest half century in the T20 format
Broad has gone on to play 140 Tests, 121 ODIs and 56 T20Is for England, bagging 744 international wickets across formats since that forgettable night at the Kingsmead.
The two have a cordial friendship in common.
Once Yuvraj called time on his international career, Broad posted with the caption “Enjoy retirement legend @yuvisofficial,” a photo of the two.
Broad ‘s longtime pace colleague James Anderson leads the fast bowlers pack with 589 wickets led by Glenn McGrath (563), Courtney Walsh (519) and Broad (501).
Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan with 800 Test wickets leads the overall list, ahead of Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).