Stuart Broad is one of the few bowlers who has preferred test cricket over white-ball cricket. With his 6.6 Ft. height, Broad steams towards the crease and produces unplayable inswingers and on seaming wickets outswingers too. Representing England across all three formats, the seamer has taken more than 700 wickets. He is one of the best bowlers on the fast bowling conditions and has bowled many match-winning spells. Still, there are some interesting facts about Stuart Broad, which his fans should definitely know.
Interesting Facts About Stuart Broad
- Stuart Christofer John Broad was born 12 weeks prematurely on 24th June 1986. A doctor named John saved his life, therefore he put John in the middle of his name.
- Broad’s father Chris Broad is a former English player, who has amassed 3022 runs in 59 games. Currently, he works as a match referee in professional cricket matches.
- Stuart Broad started his career as a batsman like his father. but at the age of 17, he saw a sudden growth in his height (6.6 ft) and began focusing on fast bowling. We all know how good he is as a fast bowler.
- Broad is a multi-sports person, before stepping into professional cricket he used to play field hockey as a goal-keeper and also gave trials for the England national hockey team.
- Broad played at the professional level for Leicestershire 2nd xi before turning 18 and impressed the director of the club to get a contract with the prime side of the Leicestershire club. He played his maiden first-class match against Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence.
- The lanky seamer is called “Broady” & “Malfoy” by his teammates.
- Stuart Broad made his debut in international cricket in a T20 match against Pakistan in 2006. He bagged 2 wickets for 35 runs in 4 overs.
- Broad has won only one ICC event in his career with England, The 2010 T20 World Cup. He scalped 8 wickets in 7 matches in the tournament.
- Earlier in his career, Stuart Broad went through a drastic day, when Yuvraj Singh smashed 21 years old Broad for 6 sixes in the 2007 World Cup following an argument with Andrew Flintoff in the previous over, therefore it changed his life and he went onto become one of the best bowlers in test cricket.
- The pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad is one of the four bowling pairs to take over 500 wickets in test cricket. They have been carrying the England team in the longest format of the game competently.
- The English legend has grabbed two hat-tricks in test cricket. The first one was taken against India in 2011 and the 2nd one was against Srilanka in 2014. Only four bowlers have been able to do so.
- It’s a dream for every bowler to be at his best at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground. It’s heaven for the fast bowlers. Stuart Broad has taken 2 5-wicket hauls at the venue. He even smacked his career best Test score at Lord’s against Pakistan in 2010, 169 off 297 balls.
- The year 2013 was probably the best year of Braod’s test career. He took 62 wickets (most by any bowler) in 14 matches, including 5 fifers.
- Broad is the 4th fast bowler to take over 500 wickets in tests.
- In 2008, ex-England cricketer Geoffery Boycott compared Stuart Broad with the great Sir Garfield Sobers during a match between England and South Africa for his all-around ability.
- During a test match against India in 2014, Indian pacer Varun Aaron’s bouncer hit the nose of Broad, which compelled him to leave the ground with blood. This hurt his eyes also.
- A bowler who craves for wickets on the field loves cooking. His favorite dish to cook is Lasagne and Spaghetti Bolognese.
- For his contribution towards English cricket, Broad was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2016.
- In his career, Broad has only played in one overseas T20 league, for Hobart Hurricanes in 2016-17.
- Stuart Broad’s jersey number is 8.
- Fans are often excited about his net worth, which is estimated to be $11 million.
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