Stump microphones have allowed fans to experience cricket like never before. While they not only allow the fans to hear what their cricketers are saying while fielding or bowling, it has also enriched the overall experience of the fan. In addition, stump mics have caught the aggressive behaviour of players, some have been aiming at the mic to express displeasure about a particular incident in the game with the most recent being Virat Kohli's rant after a DRS referral saved Dean Elgar.
And now it is England fast bowler Stuart Broad whose yell has been doing the rounds on the Internet. 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 ongoing Test in Hobart, he has been able to show his sheer class. Not only has he been amongst the wickets but has also been miserly with the ball.
However, 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. "Stop moving the robot,” yelled Broad after pulling out in his delivery stride. The incident took place when Australia were placed at 245 for the loss of six in the 63rd over of the Australian first innings and has been shared on social media.
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Broad has been pretty impressive in the match, he 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. In addition, the English pacer also picked up the wicket of Nathan Lyon, who was getting on England's bowler’s nerves. Lyon made 31 off 27 with one four and three sixes.