Stuart Broad has announced his retirement from Cricket. he made the announcement at the end of the third day of play in England at the fifth Ashes Test.
Before the game on Saturday morning, Broads told his seasoned teammates James Anderson and Joe Root of his choice while reportedly holding back tears. While Broad still feels in fine physical shape, he believed that the conclusion of this summer’s Ashes series was the ideal time to call it a career. The rest of the squad was informed this morning in the locker room.
Broad said: When I went to Stokesy’s room and informed him, I felt incredibly satisfied and comfortable with everything I’ve accomplished in the game. “I thought about it a lot and even up until last night I wasn’t sure, In the end, the choice was between… I know that I wanted to leave the game with a love of cricket and the memories of a very fun changing room as my abiding impression.”
At the end of the third day of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia at The Kia Oval, the 37-year-old Stuart Broad, who just reached 600 wickets in Test cricket, announced the achievement.
Tomorrow or Monday will be my last game of Cricket Broad told (Sky Sports Cricket). Additionally, I feel like this series has been among the most interesting and amusing ones I’ve participated in. I’ve never loved cricket more than I do right now. I’ve loved being a part of this series so much, and I’ve always wanted to come out on top. And I feel like this series has been among the most fun and exciting ones I’ve ever been a part of.
Broad etched his mark on the batting honors boards at Lord’s in 2010 with a career-high 169 against Pakistan. However, an aggressive knock to the face by an Indian fast bowler in 2014 destroyed his batting confidence. It wasn’t until he adopted Warne’s tailendering strategies that he recovered his batting credentials.
Broad developed to become a dangerous counter-attacking batter in England’s lower order with a propensity to retreat to leg and trust his eye to strike the ball as hard and far as possible.
Michael Atherton, a former captain of England and a cricket analyst for Sky Sports, on Broad’s decision to retire:
“He is an unquestionably outstanding cricketer for England; 167 matches, 602 wickets; and his 8-15 against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2015 was the turning point in his career. He has taken more Ashes wickets than any other player wearing an England jersey, and according to him, the Ashes brought out his greatest performance. I believe this is the reason he chose to play here.”
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 30, 2023
Arriving spectators at The Oval for England’s final Ashes Test match against Australia express their disbelief at Stuart Broad’s shocking revelation last night that he will retire after the series. While domestic supporters lauded his professional accomplishments and “fiery” style of play, Australian supporters were less sad to see him depart since they felt he had been “terrorizing us for far too long.”
Here’s how fans reacted to Stuart Broad’s retirement :
Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson's final walk together.
What a picture! pic.twitter.com/ierNMfUJMp
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 30, 2023
An emotional post by Ben Stokes for Stuart Broad. pic.twitter.com/5TTuwyuzjy
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 31, 2023