The star pacer from England Cricket Team Stuart Broad has said that the fifth Ashes Test will mark the end of his cricketing journey. This decision will end a remarkable career in which he achieved the feat of becoming the second fast bowler and fourth overall to claim more than 600 wickets in Test cricket. He will retire as England’s second-highest Test wicket-taker just behind his teammate James Anderson.
The seamer said,”Tomorrow or Monday will be my last game of cricket,” said Broad on Sky Sports Cricket after the third day’s play on Saturday. “It has been a wonderful ride. A huge privilege to wear the Nottinghamshire and the England batch as much as I have. I am loving cricket as much as I ever had, it has been such a wonderful series to be a part of and I have always wanted to finish on the top. This series feels like one of the most enjoyable entertainments I’ve been a part of.”
Board has said that he is retiring from cricket but the England and Wales cricket board has said that he has only said goodbye to Test Cricket.
The Board stated,“Stuart Broad has announced his retirement from Test cricket, bringing an end to an illustrious 17-year international career.”
Talking about the career of Stuart Broad, the seamer made his international debut against Pakistan in a T20I back in 2006. He has played 56 T20Is in which he has grabbed 65 wickets, at the same time he has 121 ODIs to his name with 178 wickets. He was also part of the England Squad that won the T20I World Cup in 2010.
He has picked 602 wickets in Test Cricket and he could add more wickets while playing his last Test match at Oval against the Australians.