Botham was not impressed by Broad’s lack of respect
England pace bowler Stuart Broad has lashed back at the legendary Sir Ian Botham over comments he made on Twitter after the national team’s embarrassing loss against India in the first Test at Ahmedabad.
Broad initially apologised to all the England fans via his own Twitter account after the humiliation the national team suffered during the first Test before having a go at Botham.
“India outplayed us. A few positives but on the whole poor so sorry for that. Onwards and upwards,” The Telegraph quoted Broad’s tweet as saying.
However, after that, Broad said: “And before you listen to too many ex playing ‘experts’ being negative, ask them if they ever won a Test series in India…#28years.”
Before the start of the series, Botham had already suggested that the selectors had not chosen the best team for the first Test and noted that the atmosphere in the dressing room had become “too matey, matey”.
After Broad’s less than impressive performance in the first Test, where he failed to even take a wicket, Botham immediately stated that the England vice-captain should be dropped.
Botham also responded to Broad’s shot at him on Twitter by tweeting: “Didn’t average 40+ with the ball overseas…! Not sure what I scored against India with the bat..?”
Many cricket pundits and fans have admitted that Botham does have a point since he averaged an outstanding 61 in India throughout his illustrious international career.