Sports Desk- Stuart Broad on Tuesday became only the seventh bowler to reach the 500 wickets, when he dismissed West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite on the last day of the third and final Test of the series.
Players from across the world took to social media to congratulate the veteran pacer as he entered the elite 500-club. He reached the milestone in his 14th year of Test cricket.
Broad finished the match with 10 wickets as England beat the West Indies by 269 runs to clinch the series 2-1. broad Dropped from the first Test, that England lost.
However, Stuart Broad then made a comeback in the second Test against Windies at Old Trafford in Manchester and scalped a total of 6 wickets. England managed to pull off a stunning victory in order to draw against the visitors 1-1.
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In the third and final Test match between England and West Indies, in Manchester itself, Broad showed all that he can also perform with the bat as he hammered 62 of just 45 balls which included 1 six and 9 boundaries. When his time came to shine with the ball, Broad put on a stellar show with 6/31 restricting WI to 197.
Stuart Broad girlfriend Mollie King
Stuart Broad’s girlfriend Mollie King, who is also a English singer-songwriter, television and radio presenter, took to social media to show her love for her man and how proud she is of him.
The 33-year-old Mollie uploaded a picture where she can be seen, planting a kiss on Broad’s cheeks. She captioned the picture and wrote, “So unbelievably proud of you today @stuartbroad8 (even more than usual)! Can’t wait to watch the next few days, so exciting! Come on England,”