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Stuart Broad gets emotional standing ovation and guard of honour from Australia after retirement announcement

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Jul 30, 2023
Stuart Broad gets emotional standing ovation and guard of honour from Australia after retirement announcement

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Stuart Broad was given an incredible standing ovation by the crowd at The Oval as he came out to bat for the final time.

Broad unexpectedly announced his retirement from cricket on Saturday night.

The Australian team gave Broad a guard of honour

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The Australian team gave Broad a guard of honour
The crowd were on their feet for an emotional send off

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The crowd were on their feet for an emotional send off

It means the 37-year-old will bow out at the end of The Ashes series.

Broad was welcomed out to bat on day four of the fifth Test to thunderous applause.

England started 389 for nine, with Broad taking to the field with his long-time partner in crime James Anderson.

The Australian team gave Broad a guard of honour as he took to the field.

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He will then be tasked with trying to terrorise the Australian batters as England look to level the series 2-2.

Broad announced after stumps on day three that the fifth Ashes Test would be his final game of cricket.

“Tomorrow or Monday will be my last game of cricket,” Broad told Sky Sports.

“It’s been a wonderful ride, a huge privilege to wear the Nottinghamshire and England badge as much as I have.

“I’m loving cricket as much as I have. It’s been a wonderful series to be part of and I’ve always wanted to finish at the top. This series just feels like it’s been one of the most enjoyable and entertaining that I’ve been part of.”

Broad has taken 602 Test wickets and will hopefully add to that on Sunday

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Broad has taken 602 Test wickets and will hopefully add to that on SundayCredit: Getty

Asked when he had made his decision, Broad said: “About 8.30 last night. I’ve been thinking about it for a couple of weeks. England versus Australia has always been the pinnacle for me.

“I’ve loved the battles with Australia that have come my way personally and the team’s way. I’ve got a love affair with Ashes cricket and I wanted my last game to be Ashes cricket.

“I told Stokesy (Ben Stokes) last night and the changing room this morning and it just felt the right time. I feel content with everything I’ve achieved in the game.

“It feels like my changing room and I wanted to walk away playing with a group of players I love to bits.”

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