James Anderson didn’t trust Stuart Broad when he told him he was retiring.
After the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia, one of their greatest-ever pacers, Stuart Broad, announced his retirement. James Anderson couldn’t believe his ears when he heard the news from his accomplice Stuart Broad, who has been one of England’s biggest servants in the longest format of the game. Broad has claimed that Anderson initially took his announcement of retiring from acting after the season to be a joke.
As for Anderson, “he just said ‘Are you joking?’,” Broad was quoted as saying on BBC Test Match Special. An embrace followed. It’s always a struggle.
Broad and Anderson are two cricketing icons for England who have played together for quite some time. Broad has decided to move away from the team while Anderson is still actively playing.
I became teary-eyed when talking to Jimmy. But in the end, we’re playing for pride. If we get the task done, he said, “We can do the reminiscing later.”
Broad has more than 800 international wickets across all forms, making him one of the best seamers in England’s history.
In 167 Tests, Broad has collected 602 wickets. In Test cricket, he has amassed 3656 runs at an average of 18. This includes 1 hundred and 13 fifties.
In 121 One-Day Internationals, Broad has taken 178 wickets. In 50-over matches, his best bowling performance is 5/23, while in Twenty20 Internationals, he has 65 wickets in 56 appearances, with a best of 4/24.
In Twenty20 Internationals, he has appeared in 56 games, taking 65 wickets at an average of 22.93.