Cricket News: James Anderson Reveals Ben Stokes, Brendon Mccullum Stopped Stuart Broad From Taking Retirement Last Year
Veteran England fast-bowler James Anderson revealed that recently-retired pacer Stuart Broad had thoughts of taking retirement from all forms of cricket last season but was stopped from doing so by Test skipper Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum. With 604 scalps in Tests, Broad sits in fifth place on the all-time list of wicket-takers in the format and is one of only two fast bowlers to take over 600 wickets, his long-time bowling partner Anderson. Broad has also picked 178 wickets in 121 ODIs and 65 wickets in 56 T20Is since his international debut in August 2006.
”Stuart told me about his retirement over a coffee before we got on the team bus for the third day’s play. I was a bit shocked initially but when it sank in, it was not a surprise. He considered it last summer but Baz and Stokesy managed to talk him out of it.”