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:
What an amazing performance by @StuartBroad8 claiming his 500th scalp in his 140th game. Brathwaite out LBW yet again!— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) July 28, 2020
Always felt he was going to have a good Test career but I didn’t have 500 Test wickets in the equation !!! Skill,resilience,hard work,stubbornness ... And when you think he started out as a Batsman ... A great… https://t.co/Rj5euOf7Xw— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 28, 2020
500 to Broad. Keeps coming at you all the time...extremely skilful in Seam-bowling...especially for someone who comes from the land of swing bowling. #ENGvsWI— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 28, 2020
James Anderson’s 500th Test wicket — Kraigg Brathwaite— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) July 28, 2020
Stuart Broad’s 500th Test wicket — Kraigg Brathwaite
Broad becomes the 4th pacer to take 500 Test wickets
Other bowlers: Courtney Walsh, Glenn McGrath & James Anderson #ENGvWI