Stuart Broad joined an elite list of bowlers on Tuesday when he picked up his 500th Test wicket and guided England to victory in the third Test match against West Indies. Yuvraj congratulated Broad on reaching the huge milestone in his own way.
Yuvraj Singh was once Stuart Broad’s nemesis, having smashed him for six sixes in an over in the 2007 T20 World Cup quarter-final. As the English seamer reached the incredible landmark of taking 500 Test wickets, the former India all-rounder took to social media to applaud his efforts and requested his fans to not mention the incident from the India-England tie from 13 years ago. “I’m sure everytime I write something about Stuart Broad, people relate to him getting hit for six sixes! But today I request all my fans not to mention it but to applaud what this man has achieved!” Yuvraj Singh wrote in a post he shared on Twitter and Instagram. “500 test wickets is no joke – it takes years of hard work, dedication and determination. How you have always fought and come victorious over your setbacks, Broady my friend you are a legend! Hats off,” Yuvraj signed off. The two share a cordial relationship. When Yuvraj called time on his international career, Broad posted a picture of the two with the caption, “Enjoy retirement Legend @yuvisofficial.”
Players from across the world took to social media to congratulate the veteran pacer as he entered the elite 500-club. Broad finished the match with ten wickets as England beat the West Indies by 269 runs to clinch the series 2-1. Dropped from the first Test, that England lost in Manchester, Broad came back strong and was crowned Man of the Series, as he finished as top wicket-taker.