As Stuart Broad enjoyed his 500th test scalp in the form of West Indian opener, Kraigg Brathwaite, on the 5th day of the final Test of the three-match series between England and West Indies, his father Chris Broad smiled from his official room. Broad was also congratulated by Shane Warne.

Warne, while congratulating Broad, predicted that he would enter the 700 Test-wicket club, which is currently occupied by the man himself and Sri Lankan spinning great Muttiah Muralitharan.

“Congrats on the win & on 500th wicket too mate and at only 34 years of age – still plenty of time left, 700+ a good chance,” Warne wrote on Twitter.

Broad becomes second youngest bowler to reach 500 Test wickets

The 34-year-old Nottinghamshire man also became only the second English bowler behind fellow fast bowler, James Anderson to reach the legendary mark in Test cricket. He is the second youngest bowler to achieve that feat after Muralitharan.

With 16 wickets in just two games, Broad wrote a brilliant script of redemption after he was dropped from the first game of the series. Helping England register its first-ever series victory, which came from 0-1 down, Stuart Broad bagged the Man of the Series award.

Broad is the slowest to take 500 wickets in terms of number of Tests as he took 140 matches to do so.

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