Even though England are on the verge of a series-levelling victory at Edgbaston, nothing has gone right for their fast bowler Stuart Broad. The Indian batters have played him rather comfortably, and the skipper Jasprit Bumrah tore him apart with a 35-run over in the first innings.
During that over, Broad kept peppering Jasprit Bumrah with short-pitched deliveries, only to see the ball flying all over the ground. But a day later, Broad himself was on the receiving end of a barrage of bouncers, from Mohammed Siraj. During his brief stay at the crease, which lasted for just five balls, Broad got into a scuffle with the on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough.
Soon after a rising delivery from Siraj flew over his head, Broad approached Kettleborough to ask if this was the second bouncer of the over. In the same over, Broad had uncomfortably swatted away a short ball to the boundary. Broad kept arguing before Kettleborough snapped back at him, asking him to shut up and bat.
“Let us do the umpiring, you do the batting, alright?” said Kettleborough. “Otherwise, you’re going to get into trouble again. One for the over. Broady, Broady, get on with the batting and shut up,” said Kettleborough.
Broad didn’t last long though, holing out to Rishabh Pant while trying to nail a pull through the mid-wicket.
The umpire also warned him about not getting in trouble again. Having already accumulated a couple of demerit points last year, two more in the 24-month time period would have led to a one-game suspension.
Broad completed 550 Test wickets but was the most expensive pacer for his side in both innings. He could only manage 3 wickets after toiling for 34 overs. James Anderson, his attacking partner, claimed five wickets in the second innings to bowl India out for 245.
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