Stuart Broad Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

Stuart Broad Announces Retirement From Test Cricket
Stuart Broad Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

Stuart Broad Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

Stuart Broad has announced his retirement from Test cricket, bringing an end to an illustrious 17-year international career.

The 37-year-old fast bowler has played 167 Test matches, 121 One Day Internationals and 56 T20 Internationals, taking 845* wickets.

“Tomorrow or Monday will be my last game of cricket,” Broad said. “It’s been a wonderful ride, a huge privilege to wear the Nottinghamshire and England badge for as much as I have.

Broad, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2007, will go down as one of cricket’s greatest-ever fast bowlers, sitting fifth on the all-time list of Test wicket-takers.

“I’ve always wanted to finish at the top, and this series just feels like it’s been one of the most enjoyable I’ve been part of.”

Stuart Broad Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

Broad revealed he’d come to the decision on Friday evening. “I’ve been thinking about it for a couple of weeks … you know, England versus Australia has always been sort of the pinnacle for me.

“I’ve loved the battles with Australia that have come my way personally, and the team’s way. Also I’ve got a love affair with Ashes cricket, and I think I wanted my last bat and bowl to be on Ashes cricket.”

Alongside teammate James Anderson, Broad is one of only two fast bowlers ever to pass 600 Test wickets for their country and also took his 150th Ashes wicket in his final game at The Oval this week.

Broad’s ability to deliver crucial spells in critical moments has been his trademark. Moreover, his career-best figures of 8 for 15 against Australia at Trent Bridge in the 2015 Ashes will be remembered as one of the finest spells of fast bowling in history.

The Nottinghamshire bowler leaves international cricket with a number of honours to his name, including the 2010 T20 World Cup and also four Ashes series wins.

Broad appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours list for services to cricket.

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