England’s star Test pacer Stuart Broad shocked the fans on Saturday after he announced his international retirement following the end of Day 3 of the ongoing final Ashes 2023 Test. Broad had remained unbeaten on 2 as James Anderson joined him for the final wicket, as England had ended the third day at 389/9 in London; in the post-day interview, Broad confirmed his decision to retire from the game.
At 37, Stuart Broad, who is hailed as the modern-day fast-bowling legend, formed a highly successful bowling partnership with James Anderson. Together the pair has taken close to 1300 wickets for England. Broad will draw curtains on a prolific career that saw him become only the second fast bowler in Test history to take 600 or more wickets.
Even in his last Test series, he is giving the younger bowlers a run for their money and is currently the leading wicket-taker for England in the ongoing series.
“It’s been a wonderful ride, a huge privilege to wear the Nottinghamshire and England badge as much as I have.
“I’m loving cricket as much as I ever have, it’s been a wonderful series to be a part of and I’ve always wanted to finish at the top. This series feels like it has been the most wonderful and entertaining to be a part of,” Stuart Broad said while announcing his retirement.
Stuart Broad Shared A Heartfelt Post Ahead Of His Last Day In Test Cricket
Meanwhile, ahead of his last day in Test cricket, Stuart Broad took to his Instagram and shared a heartfelt message with his fans. He wrote:
“I’ve always played with the attitude of leaving everything on the pitch. Today, I get to do that for one final time. It’s been an honour & a pleasure 🏏 🏴 #England #Australia #Ashes #Cricket”
Check out his post:
View this post on Instagram