Stuart Broad to Retire from International Cricket After Ashes


Stuart Broad to Retire from International Cricket After Ashes 




Stuart Broad, the fifth-highest wicket-taker in Test history, has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 37-year-old will play his final Test match in the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval, starting on September 10.


Broad has been a key member of the England team for over 15 years, and has taken 845 wickets in 154 Tests. He is only the second seamer, after his long-time bowling partner James Anderson, to reach the 600-wicket milestone.


Broad is a versatile bowler who can swing the ball both ways, and he is also a dangerous lower-order batsman. He has played a key role in some of England's most memorable Test victories, including the 2005 Ashes win and the 2019 World Cup final.


In a statement, Broad said that he had made the decision to retire after "much thought and deliberation". He said that he wanted to leave the game "loving cricket and my lasting memory being of a really enjoyable changing room".


Broad's retirement is a major loss for England cricket. He is a world-class bowler who has been a consistent performer for many years. However, he leaves the game with a wealth of experience and memories, and he will be remembered as one of England's greatest fast bowlers.


Highlights of Stuart Broad's Career


845 wickets in 154 Tests, fifth-highest of all time

600 wickets as a seamer, only the second bowler to achieve the feat

Member of the England teams that won the 2005 Ashes and the 2019 World Cup

Took 8 wickets for 15 in the 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston, England's best-ever bowling figures in an Ashes match

Took 5 wickets for 10 in the 2019 World Cup final, England's best-ever bowling figures in a World Cup final

Won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Young Personality Award in 2007

Tributes to Stuart Broad


The cricket world has been paying tribute to Stuart Broad since his retirement announcement. Here are a few of the tributes that have been paid to him:


"A brilliant bowler, a great character, and a true legend of the game. Stuart Broad will be missed by everyone who loves cricket." - Joe Root, England captain

"One of the all-time greats of English cricket. Stuart Broad has been a joy to watch throughout his career, and he will be remembered as one of the finest bowlers to have ever played the game." - Michael Vaughan, former England captain

"A true champion of the game. Stuart Broad has been a brilliant servant to England cricket" - late Shane Warne, former Australia bowler

Conclusion


Stuart Broad is a true legend of the game, and his retirement is a major loss for England cricket. He is a world-class bowler who has been a consistent performer for many years. However, he leaves the game with a wealth of experience and memories, and he will be remembered as one of England's greatest fast bowlers.

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