‘Stop moving the robot’ – Stuart Broad yells after getting distracted by camera behind the batter during Hobart Test

‘Stop moving the robot’ – Stuart Broad yells after getting distracted by camera behind the batter during Hobart Test

Broad picked up three wickets during Australia's first innings.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad. (Photo Source: Twitter/cricket.com.au)

England fast bowler Stuart Broad was a tad agitated during the second day’s play of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. During the 63rd over of the first innings, the 35-year-old pulled out of his run-up after reaching the bowling crease. The camera that was behind the left-handed batter, Mitchell Starc, distracted him to a large extent.

The camera generally hovers around the boundary and it acted as a big distraction for Broad, England’s second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket after James Anderson. “Stop moving the robot,” yelled Broad after pulling out in his delivery stride. The occurring took place when Australia were placed at 245 for the loss of six in the 63rd over of the Australian first innings.

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Stuart Broad performing well

Broad has been in and out of England playing eleven for quite some time now. After missing two of the first four Tests in the Ashes, the veteran pacer was a tad disappointed. He was dejected for the fact that he didn’t get to bowl on pitches at The Gabba in Brisbane and at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

But in the Day-Night Test in Hobart, he has been able to show his sheer class. In the first innings, he picked up three crucial wickets and gave away a mere 59 runs in 24.4 overs. To start with, he got rid of Usman Khawaja, who came into the game after twin tons at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Khawaja scored only six runs after being promoted as an opener from No.5. Thereafter, Broad accounted for the important scalp of Marnus Labuschagne, who scored 44 runs off 53 balls with the help of nine fours. Broad bowled the batter around his legs when the latter was trying to flick the ball on the on-side.

Broad also picked up the wicket of Nathan Lyon, who was getting on to England’s bowler’s nerves. Lyon made 31 off 27 with one four and three sixes. On the back of his spell, the Three Lions shot the Aussies out for 303 in 24.4 overs. Mark Wood also got three scalps.