The Indian batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter as he congratulated the veteran English pacer, Stuart Broad on getting 500 wickets in the longest format of the game. Stuart Broad managed to surpass the milestone after dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite for 19 on Day 5 of the final Tes against West Indies.
Sachin Tendulkar in his congratulatory tweet wrote, “Congratulations to England on their emphatic series win. And like I said earlier, @StuartBroad8 had a spring in his step and was out there on a mission. Congratulations also to him on picking his 500th Test wicket. Terrific achievement! #ENGvWI”.
Congratulations to England on their emphatic series win.
And like I said earlier, @StuartBroad8 had a spring in his step and was out there on a mission. Congratulations also to him on picking his 500th Test wicket. Terrific achievement! #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/LGRKWBYOSh
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 28, 2020
Former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting also took to Twitter to congratulate Broad and in his tweet as he wrote: “Congratulations @StuartBroad8 on 500 Test wickets. Always a tough competitor and a very skillful bowler especially in English conditions. #ENGvWI”.
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) July 28, 2020
Former England skipper, Michael Vaughan also congratulated the English fast bowler for his achievement and in his Instagram post wrote, “Always felt he was going to have a good Test career but I didn’t have 500 Test wickets in the equation !!! Skill,resilience,hard work,stubbornness … And when you think he started out as a Batsman … A great lesson to all young cricketers … Congrats @stuartbroad8 #500 #TestCricket”.
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Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman, Adam Gilchrist also posted a message for Stuart Broad on his big achievement, and he tweeted, “And well done @StuartBroad8 A champions greatest quality is longevity and you are a true champion”.
England’s former all-rounder, Paul Collingwood in his congratulatory tweet for Broad wrote, “Such a shame that the ground can’t be full for @StuartBroad8 500th Test wicket but we are all watching in admiration of such a huge achievement. Incredible. #ENGvWI #cricket #500 club”.
And well done @StuartBroad8 A champions greatest quality is longevity. You are a true champion.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) July 28, 2020
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) July 28, 2020
Broad has so far played 140 Test matches for England and has 501 wickets with an economy rate of 2.95