England pacer Stuart Broad achieved a rare milestone of 500 Test wickets during the third Test against West Indies in Manchester, dismissing opener Kraigg Brathwaite. It made him only the seventh bowler ever, and second Englishman, to get there.
The cricketing world united to laud Broad on the special day, where he also powered England to a 2-1 series win over West Indies.
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
And well done @StuartBroad8 A champions greatest quality is longevity. You are a true champion.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) July 28, 2020
500 big ones for @StuartBroad8
Well done bud, what a great achievement #salute
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) July 28, 2020
Congratulations @StuartBroad8 on 500 test wickets great achievement for any bowler 👏
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) July 28, 2020
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) July 28, 2020
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) July 28, 2020
Congratulations to @StuartBroad8 on reaching 500 test wits hard work does pay off. I still remember you bowling to my son at Bristol when you both were kids.. well done and the sky is the limits next step 600.👍🏿🍾🎊
— Courtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) July 28, 2020
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) July 28, 2020
Broad thanked his supporters for all the love.
Broad was dropped from the XI for the first Test of the series but bounced back in style to become the player of the series.