UK View: Poms line up to laud ‘Mr Ashes’ Broad as Bazball leaves Aussies ‘punch-drunk’ again
England former greats have lined up to pay tribute to Stuart Broad as the bowler confirmed that the final Ashes Test at The Oval will be his last for the national side.
Michael Vaughan and Alistair Cook, who both captained Broad, gave glowing reviews of his time, with Vaughan calling him ‘Mr Ashes’.
“There have been quicker bowlers, more skilful bowlers — but not many cleverer bowlers,” he wrote in The Telegraph.
“And it’s that smartness, together with his relish for the big moments, that have got him over 600 Test wickets. I always thought he could be special — but no one could have predicted that. He’s had such a remarkable career.
“Broad’s been Mr Ashes. If you were ever going to put an England jersey on the wall and you want all your young kids to look up to the jersey and underneath it what it represents — I’d just say Broad.
“The Ashes is the pinnacle for all England players. He’s brought that competitive edge, that strong mentality, that will to wi