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Indian Fans Are Trolling Stuart Broad Left, Right And Centre

England pacer Stuart Broad now holds the unwanted, unproud distinction of being the bowler to deliver the most expensive overs in T20Is and Test cricket. Incidentally, both embarrassing records were handed to Broad by Indian batters.

While it was Yuvraj Singh, one of the greatest-ever white-ball batters, who hammered Broad for six sixes at the 2007 T20 World Cup in Durban, today, at Edgbaston, it was Jasprit Bumrah, India’s spearhead fast bowler leading the country for the first time, who handed Broad to this unboastful record.

Jasprit Bumrah
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Broad leaked 35 runs in one over to Bumrah today, going past the previous record of 28 runs each on three different occasions – Brian Lara to Robin Peterson, Johannesburg 2003; George Bailey to James Anderson, Perth 2013; and Keshav Maharaj to Joe Root, Port Elizabeth 2020.

Stuart Broad becomes the meme of the town

Bumrah will happily take the pleasure of consigning Stuart Broad of this unwanted record, especially in his first Test as India’s captain. Similar to last year, England’s short ball tactic against Bumah backfired horribly.

Stuart Broad
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While the over started with a couple of top edges and an inside edge – in between was a wide boundary over the wicket-keeper – all racing toward the boundary behind the square, Broad fumbled with a waist-high full toss that Bumrah dispatched for four followed by a boundary on the leg side before he smoked Broad over fine leg for a six, and concluded the over with a single to take the tally to 35.

The over read: 4, 5Wd, 7Nb, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1.

You can watch the record-breaking most-expensive over in Test cricket here:

Expectedly, Broad was trolled mercilessly on social media after each of his first five delivery produced a boundary as his short ball ploy unravelled against Bumrah, culminating in an incredible over where 35 runs were taken by India.

Here are some of the best memes on Stuart Broad’s nightmarish over:

Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar Wrote A Hilarious Tweet For Jasprit Bumrah

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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