England vs India: Broadcaster trolled for referring to Stuart Broad as Chris Broad, his father

England vs India: Broadcaster trolled for referring to Stuart Broad as Chris Broad, his father

Chris Broad is Stuart's father and a former England international cricketer.

England team
England bowler Stuart Broad celebrates with teammates. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Amidst India’s pathetic batting display in the second Test at Lord’s, the fans found a funny deflection from the proceedings, thanks to a goof-up by the broadcaster of the ongoing series, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN). The channel flashed “Chris Broad on a hat-trick” after the bowler, Stuart Broad, removed Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik on successive deliveries in India’s second innings.

Chris Broad is Stuart’s father and played international cricket for England in the 1980s. The former left-handed opener who is a match referee now, had a more prolific domestic career scoring 21,892 runs in first-class cricket with 50 hundreds.

Social media did not spare the broadcaster for showing that the wrong Broad was on a hat-trick. Stuart though did not succeed in getting the hat-trick though his four-wicket haul in the second innings complementing James Anderson‘s spell wrecked and buried the Indian innings. Broad now has 424 Test wickets which makes him the second highest for England after Anderson (553) and 10th overall.

While many users laughed at the goof-up of ‘replacing’ the son with the 60-year-old father, there were also others who stood by the broadcaster, saying: “technically broadcaster isn’t wrong as his full name is Stuart Christopher John Broad being Chris Broads son.”

Chris Broad
(Photo Source: Twitter)

Another said that India were losing the game perhaps because Chris Broad was bowling in the game and not his son Stuart after viewing the wrong projection. However, Stuart has done much better as a bowler in international cricket compared to his father who had never picked any wicket. Broad has 667 international wickets in all three formats combined.

India crashed to a defeat by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test after being bowled out for 130 in their second innings. They had to score 290 runs to make England bat again but for the shaky-looking Indian batting line-up, that seemed quite a mountain to climb. England lead the series 2-0 with the third Test set to begin at Trent Bridge on August 18.

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