Stuart Broad’s celebration after notching up an outstanding tally of 8 for 15 at Trent Bridge has become a subject of fun in England. Whenever people see Stuart Broad on the road, they gesture him with that unbelievable face of Trent Bridge.
Broad after taking eight wickets was in utter disbelief. It seemed that he could not believe that he rattled Australia with his controlled outswingers and venomous in-swinger. He covered his face in disbelief after taking the wicket of Adam Voges via a great catch by Ben Stokes.
Australia was bundled out for a paltry 60, the seventh lowest of Ashes history.
“People have been walking past me in the street doing that face. It makes me a bit self-conscious – ‘What have I got on my face?’ – but it’s been good fun, I’ve quite enjoyed it. I certainly didn’t think about doing it or plan it,” Broad said.
Broad face cover now has become his identity among the fans, especially children. The amazing thing about his conversation with The Guardian Sport that the revelation from where he learned this unique celebration.
“ It was just genuine amazement at the skill Stokes showed. I saw Theo Walcott doing it, I’ve got a Twitter video from Lancs Under-12s all doing it. It’s a bit strange,” Broad asserted.
Talking about his blitz of 8 for 15 spell; he said that he thinks about the Trent Bridge performance when he goes to bed at night.
“The biggest thing about the eight for really is that it probably puts that Trent Bridge memory to bed a little bit, the ‘not walking’, and I’ll remember it for winning the Ashes there in 2015. You do get remembered for certain things in your career and hopefully they are positive ones.
Broad also said that the spells he yielded at Trent Bridge come once in a life.
“You get those sort of spells once in a lifetime. Sometimes it’s for school or for a club. But to do it against Australia at my home ground, it’s not even your dream come true because I’d never have dreamt I could do something like that.”
Australia was defeated by 78 runs and one innings. In the second innings, Ben Stokes decimated Australia by taking 6 wickets.