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Stuart Broad, the England fast bowler makes a shocking statement of his retirement after seventeen years of his Cricket career


England Cricket team’s fast bowler Stuart Broad has made the emotional announcement of retiring from professional cricket at the end of the ongoing Ashes Test series. The 17-year cricketing journey of Broad will come to a close at the end of Day 3 of the final Ashes Test being held at The Oval.

With a touch of nostalgia, Broad shared his decision during a heartfelt statement, expressing his immense gratitude for the privilege of representing Nottinghamshire and England throughout his illustrious career. The moment holds great significance for him as he wanted to bid farewell to the sport at the pinnacle of his performance.

Having arrived at this pivotal choice on Friday evening, Broad admitted that the epic rivalry between England and Australia has always held a special place in his heart. The battles with Australia, both on a personal level and as part of the team, have left a lasting impression on him. His affection for Ashes cricket runs deep, and he aspired for his final moments on the field to be in this iconic contest.

Broad made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2007, he will go down as one of the great pacers in the history of cricket and he is the fifth on the all-time list of wicket-takers, and is one of only two fast bowlers to take over 600 wickets, alongside his long-time bowling partner Jimmy Anderson.

Broad is the only England bowler who has two test cricket hat-tricks on his record. His finest spell was in the 2015 Ashes series when he took 8 wickets after giving just 15 runs at Trent Bridge.

Broad said, “He (Ben Stokes) really understood the decision,” Broad added. I wanted to make sure I was really clear in my mind that I wasn’t going in for a negotiation, so I need to be clear before I mention it to anyone.

“I have played a long time, I have been bowling very well. My body feels great. I could have carried on but it felt like the right time.”

Broad’s decision to retire marks the end of an era for one of England’s most accomplished cricketers, leaving fans and teammates alike with cherished memories of his remarkable contributions to the sport. As he embarks on the next chapter of his life, the cricketing world will undoubtedly celebrate the legacy and impact of Stuart Broad, a true stalwart of the game.

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