'Don't Mention Six Sixes': Yuvraj Singh to fans after Stuart Broad's 500 Test wickets
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Showering praise on England pacer Stuart Broad for taking 500 wickets in Test Cricket, India's flamboyant former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday doffed his hat to the England pacer, 13 years after nearly bringing about a premature end to his career with six sixes in an over.
Stuart Broad on Tuesday became only the seventh bowler and the fourth pacer in the history of Test Cricket to take 500 wickets in the longest format of the game. Broad reached the milestone after he dismissed West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite on the fifth day of the deciding third Test in Manchester, taking his team to a 2-1 series win over the Windies.
Praising his feat, Yuvraj, on Wednesday took to Twitter to ask his fans to applaud the Englishman's hard 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.
I’m sure everytime 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 👊🙌 pic.twitter.com/t9LvwEakdT— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 29, 2020
Broad was only in his second year in international cricket when Yuvraj famously took him apart in a World T20 match in Durban in September 2007. Broad was dispatched for six sixes in the 19th over of India's innings as Yuvraj raced to his fifty off just 12 balls, which still remains as the fastest half century in the T20 format.
Since that forgettable night at the Kingsmead, Broad has gone on to play 140 Tests, 121 ODIs and 56 T20Is for England, bagging 744 international wickets across formats.
When Yuvraj called time on his international career, Broad posted a picture of the two with the caption, "Enjoy retirement Legend @yuvisofficial."
With 589 wickets, Broad's longtime pace colleague James Anderson leads the fast bowlers' pack followed by Glenn McGrath (563), Courtney Walsh (519) and Broad (501). Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan heads the overall tally with 800 Test wickets, ahead of Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).
(With PTI Inputs)
Posted By: Talib Khan