Stuart Broad engaged in a career-defining duel with Yuvraj Singh during the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007.
On Sunday, the legendary Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh extended his congratulations to England’s pace bowler Stuart Broad, who recently announced the conclusion of his international cricket career. Broad made this significant announcement during the fifth match of the Ashes series.
Yuvraj tweeted, “Warm congratulations to @StuartBroad8! A fantastic career indeed. One of the finest and most intimidating red-ball bowlers, a true legend! Your journey and your resilience have been incredibly inspiring. Best wishes for the next chapter, Broady!”
Notably, Broad had a career-defining moment against Yuvraj during the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 when Yuvraj famously struck him for six consecutive sixes in one over, becoming the first Indian to achieve this remarkable feat in international cricket. However, Broad persevered and continued to evolve as a cricketer with each passing match, ultimately setting his sights on reaching the milestone of 850 wickets in international cricket.
Broad officially bid farewell to his illustrious 17-year international cricket career at the conclusion of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
“Tomorrow or Monday, this will be my final cricket match,” Broad revealed, as quoted by the ICC. “It has been an incredible journey, a tremendous privilege to represent Nottinghamshire and England for as long as I have.”
“I have always aimed to conclude my career at its peak, and this series has felt like one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had.”
Throughout his distinguished career, Broad claimed 602 wickets in 167 Test matches. He also made valuable contributions with the bat, amassing 3656 runs at an average of 18, including one century and 13 half-centuries in Test cricket. He ranks as the fifth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket overall and the second-highest for England.
In One Day Internationals (ODIs), Broad featured in 121 matches, capturing 178 wickets. His best bowling performance in the 50-over format was 5/23. In T20 Internationals (T20Is), he secured 65 wickets in 56 matches, with his best figures being 4/24. Broad stands as the fourth-highest wicket-taker for England in ODIs.
In T20Is, Broad participated in 56 matches, taking 65 wickets with an average of 22.93. He ranks as the third-highest wicket-taker for England in the shortest format of the game.
Broad was also a key part of England’s victorious ICC T20 World Cup-winning team in 2010.
Across all formats, in a total of 344 international matches, he amassed 845 wickets, with his best figures being 8/15. Broad also contributed with the bat, scoring 4,309 runs in international cricket at an average of 16.44, including one century and 13 half-centuries. He ranks as the seventh-highest wicket-taker in international cricket.