Stuart Broad Needs To Calm Down Again

I’m watching highlights of Day 2 of England v. Sri Lanka (c/o Cricket-Online), which features some choice Stuart Broad LBW appeals. Broad has long toed the line of decency in his budding career; his signature style of “How’s That?” involves piercing an index finger in the sky and running toward the slips without a care for the umpire behind him. (Never, ever, turn your back on Aleem Dar, young man.)

And, what’s worse, he gets away with it. (Well, usually; he did pay 50 percent of his match fee for throwing a ball at another player and then offering a nothing-apology.) I suppose you can’t expect too much of a 24-year-old, but I wonder how this aggression will take form when Broad captains his T20 side. Shudder.

4 thoughts on “Stuart Broad Needs To Calm Down Again

  1. NJ says:

    who says we can’t expect too much from a 24 yo?

    I really resent that notion. How old do you have to be to know right from wrong?

    How old do you have to be to realise that throwing a ball at another player ain’t on?

    If a 15yo did the same, he’d surely be suspended for a few games!

  2. ah! he is just an overconfident proud young man!

  3. He’s undercooked in this game and quite possibly should not have been picked until he got more cricket under his belt. But no doubt he’ll come good this summer.

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