England nice Sir Ian Botham led the tributes to Stuart Broad after the 37-year-old bowed out of Check cricket on a high at The Oval.
Broad hit a six along with his closing stroke of the bat earlier than summoning an outstanding bowling efficiency to guide England to a dramatic fifth Check win over Australia – taking his second and closing wicket along with his final ball.
Botham, like Broad, regarded as one of many sport’s nice all-rounders, wrote on Twitter: “Stuart Broad…a powerful profession…an ideal man and a beautiful individual.. you probably did it – it was written in the celebs.”
Pakistan captain Babar Azam additionally paid a fulsome tribute to Broad, writing on social media: “Comfortable retirement, Broad!
“You could have actually honoured our recreation with sheer ardour… 600+ take a look at wickets is sort of an achievement and cricket will at all times keep in mind your companies.”
Azeem Rafiq hailed Broad’s profession, insisting that “no phrases can do him justice”, whereas former England captain Eoin Morgan described the sequence – which England fought again to attract 2-2 – as “epic”.
Tributes for Broad additionally got here in from the world of soccer, along with his beloved Nottingham Forest writing: “Memorable second, memorable profession. Congratulations, Stuart Broad.”
Whereas new Actual Madrid star Jude Bellingham added: “What a sequence, pleasure to look at!”