'Take a bow Stuart Broad' - Yuvraj Singh gives his best wishes to England pacer after he announces his retirement from cricket
England pacer Stuart Broad announces retirement after Ashes series.
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Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad has been honoured with numerous accolades over his glorious cricket career thus far. However, he has also held some unwanted records, one of which occurred during England’s 2007 ICC T20 World Cup match against India.
During the World Cup encounter, India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh hammered Broad for six sixes in one over, leaving all cricket fans flabbergasted. It was undoubtedly a magnificent occasion for the Punjab-born cricketer, but it has since been a forgettable moment for the English cricketer.
With Broad poised to retire from Test cricket following the ongoing Ashes series against Australia, Yuvraj penned a heartfelt message for his most special rival. The 41-year-old took to Twitter and lauded the English paceman and shared a handful of photos with him during his playing time.
"Take a bow @StuartBroad8 Congratulations on an incredible Test career one of the finest and most feared red ball bowlers, and a real legend! Your journey and determination have been super inspiring. Good luck for the next leg Broady!" Yuvraj captioned the post.
See Yuvraj Singh's Twitter post here:
Take a bow @StuartBroad8 🙇🏻♂️— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 30, 2023
Congratulations on an incredible Test career 🏏👏 one of the finest and most feared red ball bowlers, and a real legend!
Your journey and determination have been super inspiring. Good luck for the next leg Broady! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/d5GRlAVFa3
Stuart Broad reminisced about the incident that took place during the 2007 T20 World Cup after stunning the entire world on Saturday, July 29, by announcing his retirement post-day 2 play of the ongoing final Ashes Test. The 37-year-old acknowledged that it was a tough day for him, but it had taught him how to prepare for the sport at the top level.
Broad is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket
Stuart Broad, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in December 2007, boasted a stupendous tally of over 600 wickets in 167 matches at an outstanding economy rate of 2.97. The veteran has not had a stellar career in the white-ball format despite dominating in the longest format of the game, having taken only 178 and 65 wickets in the ODI and T20I formats.
With 602 scalps under his belt, Broad is currently the fifth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. The 37-year-old is also the second pacer to take 600-plus wickets in the history of red-ball cricket, only behind his teammate, James Anderson.