'It's incredible to be up there' - Stuart Broad opens up after going past Glen McGrath's Test record

Stuart Broad went past Glenn McGrath's record of 563 test wickets and opined later that he was happy to get past his hero.

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Stuart Broad is one name in England alongside James Anderson for whom spectators come in thousands to witness the two greats play the game. Broad, recently, surpassed Glenn McGrath’s record of 563 Test wickets and said that he was glad to overtake the Australian counterpart.

Stuart Broad came into the picture in the Test arena in the year 2007 against Sri Lanka. Since then, it has been only an upward journey for the youngster who has been faring well in the Test side. Notably, the bowler went past Aussie legend Glenn McGrath’s record of 563 Test wickets.

He reached the feat when Broad had Dean Elgar leg before in the second innings. The South African decided against the review and the tracker revealed the ball to be missing the leg stumps. Following his wicket, the Proteas collapsed to 169 in no time.

“I saw Jimmy got his 564th on September 11 four years ago so that was quite funny. Glenn McGrath's a hero of mine and the reason I wanted to become a bowler, I used to imitate him in the garden. Obviously, he's a much finer bowler than I've ever been but it's incredible to be up there in that sort of company,” Broad said after going past his hero’s record.

England inching closer to a series win:

After the second day was called off as a mark of respect to the Queen's demise, the Test match began on Saturday (September 11). Albeit the English team put on a flop show in the first innings with the bat, they bounced back with the ball to restrict the Proteas to 118. After putting on a target of 130, the Proteas batters collapsed in the second innings for 169.

The England openers finished day four without losing a wicket and cruising at 97. With just 33 required on the final day, the team is all set to clinch the series 2-1. After all that 'bazball' chaos, the Three Lions are all set to take the edge over the Proteas.

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