Ashes 2023: England’s Star Pacer Stuart Broad announces his Retirement from Test Cricket | England vs Australia 5th Test 2023: Stuart Broad, England’s second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, announced his retirement on July 29, 2023, after the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at Kennington Oval.
Broad’s retirement is a major blow to England’s Test team, but he leaves a legacy as one of the most successful bowlers in the game’s history. He has taken 602 wickets in 167 Tests, including twenty 5-wicket hauls.
Broad said in a statement that he had “always wanted to finish at the top” and was “content with everything I’ve achieved in the game.” He also said that he wanted to “walk away while playing with a group of players I love to bits.”
Stuart Broad made his Test debut in 2007, and he quickly established himself as one of the world’s leading bowlers. He was part of England’s Ashes-winning teams in 2009, 2013, and 2015, and he also played a key role in their World Cup-winning team in 2019.
Broad was a versatile bowler who could bowl both seam and swing. He was also a very accurate bowler, and he was able to build pressure on batsmen for long periods of time. He was a feared bowler by batters all over the world, and he was a key part of England’s success for many years.
Player’s Reaction to Stuart Broad’s Retirement:
Joe Root: “Stuart Broad is a legend of English cricket and one of the all-time greats of the game. He has been a wonderful servant to England over the past 16 years and his record speaks for itself. I’m sure he will continue to be a big asset to us in white-ball cricket and I wish him all the best in his retirement.”
Jimmy Anderson: “I’m absolutely gutted that Stuart is retiring from Test cricket. He’s been a great friend and teammate for so many years, and I’ve loved sharing the field with him. He’s a true legend of the game, and he will be sorely missed.”
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