It's not common for someone to be listed on Lord's Honour Boards for both - Batting and Bowling. England fast bowler Stuart Broad found himself in the company of champion all-rounders Andrew Flintoff and Ian Botham, when he picked up 7 for 72 against West Indies on day one (plus one ball on day two) of the first test in the three match Investec test series.
A couple of years back, Broad had scored a staggering 169 against Pakistan on this very ground, also referred to as the 'Mecca of cricket.'
Established to incentivize cricketing excellence at Lord's, the Honour boards are found in each of the two main dressing rooms in the pavillion.
According to the ECB website, Broad said that "Following 'Freddie' (Flintoff) and 'Beefy' (Botham) in the England dressing room is a huge honour." However, not letting his personal achievement take the sheen of his team's performance against the West Indies, Broad said, "More important today is to have got nine wickets on the first day of the Test."
While this report was being written, England had already scuttled the West Indies at 243, with Broad taking his career-best 7-72.
Broad has indeed come a long way from being the man who was hit for 6 sixes by Yuvraj Singh in the first ever T20 world cup in 2009. Today he is one of England's main bowlers and also a dangerous bowler in seaming conditions.
Broad picked up a wicket on the last ball of day one, one on the first ball of day two and When he returns to bowl in the second innings, he will be on a hat-trick.
Broad has picked up 154 wickets in 45 tests, 142 wickets in 87 ODIs and 40 wickets in 34 T20 games.
Lord's honours boardsA total of 153 batsmen and 118 bowlers are listed on Lord's batting and bowling honours boards but only 7 of them are common among them. They're : Sir Gubby Allen, Sir Ian Botham, Ray Illingworth and Andrew Flintoff and now Stuart Broad from England and Keith Miller from Australia and Vinoo Mankand from India.