Stuart Broad, the only second English fast bowler to reach 500 Test wickets, was felicitated with framed silver stump to commemorate his milestone. The felicitation took place just ahead of the final Test against Pakistan at Southampton, where the Englishmen opted to bat after winning the toss.
Broad became the fourth Test fast bowler to pick up 500 Test wickets after he dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite on day five of the third Test against West Indies at Old Trafford. Broad made his debut in 2007 and it took him 140 matches to achieve the milestone. England cricket shared a picture from the felicitation on their Twitter account.
“A silver stump was presented to @StuartBroad8 before play to mark his incredible achievement of 500Test wickets!,” England Cricket tweeted.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 21, 2020
Among the other fast bowlers who reached the feat ahead of Broad are West Indies’ Courtney Walsh and Australia’s Glenn McGrath and his teammate James Anderson. Meanwhile, legendary spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble lead the charts, making Broad the seventh in the all-time list to achieve the feat.
England currently lead the three-match Test series 1-0, with the second match being mostly dominated due to rain.