A video is making rounds on social media in which the on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough asks Stuart Broad to “get on with the batting and shut up” during the ongoing rescheduled final Test between India and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham has gone viral. In the video, an angry umpire Kettleborough was heard saying to Broad: “Let us do the umpiring and you do the batting, alright? Otherwise, you are going to get into trouble again. One for the over.”
However, Stuart Broad kept on chirping which did not go down too well with umpire Kettleborough as he said, “Broady! Broady! Get on with the batting and shut up.” The incident took place on Day 3 of the fifth Test when Broad was batting in the middle with Sam Billings. The England fast bowler was dismissed for 1 by Mohammed Siraj.
This has been a mixed Test match for Stuart Broad so far. He surpassed the landmark of 550 Test wickets in India’s first innings but also registered the unwanted record for conceding most runs (35) in an over in the history of Test cricket when Jasprit Bumrah was batting.
Here is the video of the incident:
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In the second innings, Stuart Broad scalped crucial wickets of Hanuma Vihari (11) and Cheteshwar Pujara (66) in India’s second innings. The Test match currently is slightly tilted towards the hosts after they made an outstanding comeback on Day 4. Root and Jonny Bairstow smashed unbeaten half-centuries to boost England’s hopes of pulling off a record 378-run chase.
England witnessed a brisk start before the loss of three quick wickets forced them onto the back foot. Root, batting on 76, along with Bairstow in a 150-run partnership for the unbroken fourth wicket to put England’s chase back on track.
England was 259-3 at stumps requiring 119 runs for a series-levelling victory on Tuesday. Bairstow, dropped on 14 in the slip, followed his first-innings century with a belligerent knock of 72 not out. England’s highest successful run chase came in 2019 when they reached a 359-run target in an Ashes test against Australia on the back of Stokes’s brilliant unbeaten century.