Stuart Broad is one of the all-time great fast bowlers. The England fast bowler burst on to the scene in 2007. Stuart Broad ever since has been popular for good and bad reasons. He is the bowler who gave away 36 runs from 6 balls, that is, 6*6s in a T20I match. He also gave 35 runs in a Test Match. Both against India. Stuart Broad is more remembered by these odd failures but he is second most successful fast bowler ever.
James Anderson took 690 wickets for England and his second fiddle, Stuart Broad also took 600 wickets. He played International Cricket for England from 2007 to 31st July 2023. Stuart Broad took 602 wickets in his career and he is expecting to take few more on his last day of International Cricket. From 2015, he has been asked by England to have a laser focus on Test Cricket with a central contract. Stuart Broad demolished batting line-ups in one or two spells.
The most famous one is 8/15 that dismissed Australia for a record low score. He has been known for such demolishing spells which match in 5-8 overs time. Stuart Broad has been a great friend to James Anderson and both loved to serve their country for long. He debuted against Sri Lanka and is now retiring against Australia. He stated that he feels Ashes as the pinnacle and he is retiring on top of his game. After completing 600 wickets milestone, he decided to retire. Entire Cricketing world is honored to have witnessed his bowling and being witness to his champion courage and destruction.
Stuart Broad needs to celebrated and honored as an all-time great. He cannot be just remembered for his failures while he managed to have a huge International career. Couldn’t even greats like Dale Steyn, Shaun Pollock, Wasim Akram, Kapil Dev, Richard Hardlee and Glenn McGrath manage to take as many wickets as he did. Not many really identified his potential threat with James Anderson on the other side. But Stuart Broad with 600 wickets and cumulatively with Anderson, almost 1250 wickets, Internationally, became part of a dangerous pair. All Hail Stuart Broad for his courage, persistence to convert failures to successful memories.
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