Stuart Broad announced his retirement from international cricket after a 17-year career. The fifth Ashes Test marked Broad’s final match for the England Test cricket team, marking him the fifth bowler to claim over 600 wickets in the oldest format. Broad was the victim of a destructive batting display in T20Is, where he gave up six sixes in a T20 International over against India’s Yuvraj Singh.
Broad acknowledged this incident that changed his perspective and ultimately transformed his performance. Yuvraj paid tribute to Broad on his X profile, praising his perseverance and journey. Broad acknowledged the infamous “over” 17 years ago, stating that it was a crucial point in his career and helped him develop his warrior mode.
“Take a bow, Broady,” Yuvraj Singh said in his retirement homage to Stuart Broad
Interestingly, after Broad disclosed his departure on Saturday, people questioned how the six-sixes against Yuvraj Singh affected his performance.
Stuart Broad decided to leave international cricket
On Saturday, Stuart Broad revealed his retirement from international cricket, shocking the cricket community. The celebrated English pacer played his last game for the national team in the fifth Ashes Test, ending a 17-year career. Broad turned into a vital component of the England Test cricket team over the years, as well.
Broad took 600 wickets in Test cricket
In the current Ashes series, Broad emerged as the only fifth bowler – after Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, and teammate James Anderson – who claimed over 600 wickets in the oldest format.
When Yuvraj Hammered Broad
In addition, the English bowler was the victim of one of the most destructive batting displays in T20Is. As India’s Yuvraj Singh hammered him all over the pitch during the 2007 T20 World Cup, Broad established an infamous record by becoming the first player to give up six sixes in a T20 International over.
The English pacer, who was 21 at the time, acknowledged that it represented one of the incidents that changed his perspective, which ultimately altered his performance.
Yuvraj’s Tribute to Stuart Broad
On his standard X profile, Yuvraj offered Broad homage 17 years subsequently, applauding the cricketer for a distinguished global career as Broad disclosed the end of his career as an English legend.
“Step forward, @StuartBroad8. Awesome job for a fantastic Test career! You are a true legend and the best and most esteemed red ball bowler. Your tenacity and voyage motivate me so much. Broady, best of luck on your next leg,” Yuvraj wrote.
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Stuart Broad inquired about the infamous “over” even at his resignation announcement
Even as he declared his retirement on Saturday, Broad continually asked about the over. Although the English pacer’s infamous over occurred 17 years ago, Broad stated that was a crucial point in his career.
“Yes, it was a difficult day. At that time, I would have been 21 or 22. Knowing I was severely lacking as an international performer, I gained knowledge from that experience and built a whole mental routine. I surged to get ready, had no pre-game ritual, and appeared unfocused,” Broad told the press.
“Following that encounter, I started developing my “warrior mode.” I anticipate that did not occur in the end. It was a dead rubber, which prevented me from feeling like I was the reason for our elimination from the World Cup, and that was a massive help to me. But it has thrust me forward, and I believe it hardened me up to make me the competitor I am today,” Broad added.