Ashes 2023: Touching Moment as Stuart Broad Gets Guard of Honor in Final Batting Appearance
London, July 30: The Oval stadium paid tribute to Broad’s cricket career on Sunday with a guard of honour.
Thirty-seven-year-old Broad declared his retirement from the sport following the conclusion of the third day’s play. He concludes his career with 602 Test wickets taken, ranking him among an elite group of fast bowlers.
As Broad and Anderson exited to continue England’s innings from 389/9 in their second innings, they were met with a ceremony of honor from the Australian team and a standing ovation from a filled audience at the Oval.
When Broad and Anderson walked out together, it almost moved Mel Jones and me to tears! Broady embraced Jimmy and expressed, ‘Let’s proceed through the honor guard together; we have endured numerous challenges jointly.’ Even a select group of Australians showed their appreciation for Broady’s final performance. Nasser Hussain characterized the atmosphere as emotionally charged.
Despite Stuart Broad‘s attempts, he was unable to hit a four off the first five balls from Starc. The final delivery faced by Broad in Test cricket was a wicket-taking ball that knocked over Anderson, who will turn 41 on Sunday.
Anderson’s departure led to England being bowled out for 395 in 81.5 overs, setting Australia a target of 384 to chase.
Stuart Broad Gets Guard of Honor
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