You’re a legend! Hats off: Yuvraj hails Stuart Broad

New Delhi, July 29

India’s flamboyant former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday doffed his hat to Stuart Broad, 13 years after almost bringing a couple of untimely finish to the England pacer’s profession with six sixes in an over.

On Tuesday, Broad turned solely the seventh bowler and fourth speedster to take 500 wickets in Test cricket.

The 34-year-old Broad reached the milestone when he dismissed West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite on the fifth day of the deciding third Test in Manchester.

Yuvraj took to Twitter to ask his followers to applaud the Englishman’s onerous work and achievement.

“I’m sure every time 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,” Yuvraj tweeted.

Broad was solely in his second 12 months in worldwide cricket when Yuvraj famously took him aside in a World T20 match in Durban in September 2007.

Broad was dispatched for six sixes within the 19th over of India’s innings as Yuvraj raced to his fifty off simply 12 balls, which nonetheless stays the quickest half century within the T20 format.

Since that forgettable evening on the Kingsmead, Broad has gone on to play 140 Tests, 121 ODIs and 56 T20Is for England, bagging 744 worldwide wickets throughout codecs.

The two share a cordial relationship.

When Yuvraj referred to as time on his worldwide profession, Broad posted an image of the 2 with the caption, “Enjoy retirement Legend @yuvisofficial.”

With 589 wickets, Broad’s long-time tempo colleague James Anderson leads the quick bowlers’ pack adopted by Glenn McGrath (563), Courtney Walsh (519) and Broad (501).

Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan heads the general tally with 800 Test wickets, forward of Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619). PTI

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