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Stuart Broad surprised by Australia’s antics on the field

Australia had to face the wrath of punishment and has also been a recipient of severe criticism following the ball-tampering saga.

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Stuart Broad. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The reputation of Australian cricket has recently been brutally tarnished following Cameron Bancroft’s horrendous crime of ball-tampering. Steve Smith accepted to be aware of the tactics beforehand and he stepped down from the role of captaincy for the ongoing Test in Port Elizabeth. David Warner also followed suit and freed himself from the vice-captaincy. Their antics on the cricket pitch has been passed on from generation to generation owing which their cricket has been a hotbed of controversies.

Subsequently, they had to face the wrath of punishment and has also been a recipient of severe criticism from people across the globe. Recently, Stuart Broad, who is playing the Day/Night Test in New Zealand, commented on the matter. Australia stomped to a 4-0 victory against England in the previous Ashes and their bowlers dictated terms to the English batsmen. Stuart Board brought forth their stupendous performance and mentioned the recent ball-tampering incident as pretty surprising.

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“Seems really surprising”- Broad

“I saw Steve Smith in his press conference said it was the first time they’ve tried it, which to me, seems really surprising, why they’d change a method that’s been working. Look at the Ashes series that we’ve just played. You look through virtually all of those test matches and they reverse swung the ball, in, sometimes, conditions that you wouldn’t expect the ball to reverse, so I don’t understand why they’ve changed their method for this one game.”  Broad was quoted as saying by CricBuzz.

During the press conference, Smith mentioned the technique being employed by the Aussies for the maiden time. Broad also remarked that there was no proof of them using the method during the Ashes. “I don’t know. Steve said it’s the first time they’ve tried it, so he’s saying they have [changed their method]. There’s no evidence that they were doing this in the Ashes series, from what I’ve seen.” The English pacer added.

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