The much-anticipated Ashes tour between Australia and England is generating significant excitement among fans, and the players from both teams have already started engaging in a war of words. The latest exchange occurred between veteran English pacer Stuart Broad and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, creating a buzz among cricket enthusiasts.
Starc responded to Broad’s claims of challenging playing conditions during the pandemic by disputing them. He revealed that England had relatively lenient restrictions for their players compared to other places, suggesting that the English pacers did not face significant hardship as they were not confined to their hotel rooms.
Starc’s comments came after Broad had expressed concerns about the Ashes series being compromised due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
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In response to Starc’s remarks, which were shared on The Barmy Army’s social media platforms, Stuart Broad penned a strong-worded reply directed at his Australian counterpart. Broad pointed out that Starc had only played Test matches on his home soil during the pandemic, implying that he had not experienced the challenges of competing away from home.
Broad’s retort to The Barmy Army’s post was direct: “How many Test matches did Starcy play away from home during Covid? Trying to do the maths on it. Zero wasn’t it?”
In the previous Ashes series, Australia dominated England, securing a convincing 4-0 victory on their home turf and reclaiming the coveted urn. However, they are now preparing for a tough battle against a rejuvenated English side in their home conditions after the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India next month. Meanwhile, England is set to face Ireland in a one-off Test at Lord’s in a few days, marking the beginning of their English summer.