'Resilient' Stuart Broad has the world at his feet
England's Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket when he dismissed the West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite lbw at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old paceman became just the seventh bowler to reach the landmark.
The only bowlers with more than 600 Test wickets are a trio of former spinners -- Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian Shane Warne (708) and India's Anil Kumble (619).
The only seamers ahead of Broad are his long-time England new-ball colleague James Anderson (589 wickets) and Australia's Glenn McGrath (563) and the West Indies' Courtney Walsh (519), both of whom are retired.
Apparently, Brathwaite was also Anderson's 500th Test victim. Broad, on the other hand, celebrated the milestone by raising the ball in an empty stadium. His father, Chris Broad, a former England opening batsman, was present in the director’s box.
Broad, after being dropped from the first Test, entered the third and final Test of the series needing as many as nine wickets to reach the 500-mark. He scalped six in the first innings for just 31 runs and went on to pick two more in the early stages of West Indies' second innings on day three.
To becoming only the seventh bowler in the history of the sport to pick 500 wickets in Test, here is how the world is reacting: