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South Africa vs England: ‘No want to say sorry’ - Stuart Broad ends silence on on-field spat with Ben Stokes in Centurion

The English Print 2020-01-12 14:16:59

England cricketer Stuart Broad has eventually spoken out on the infamous on-field spat with teammate Ben Stokes at some stage in the 0.33 day of first Test against South Africa in Centurion final month.

England players got here in a huddle and few phrases were spoken and that is when Stokes and Broad had been considered getting involved in a heated conversation. Broad has now lifted the lid on what transpired between the two cricketers that left Stokes seething with anger.


“We received a wicket and in the huddle afterwards, I stated ‘Boys, I assume we can up our standards out here, bowlers can hit the lengths harder, fielders can quit the ones, they’re on pinnacle of us with their energy’,” Broad used to be quoted as pronouncing by using Daily Mail. “Stokesy went ‘I don’t agree with you.’ Which is great. You don’t desire sure men, do you?

“He said ‘I don’t agree with you, I think we’ve been good’. I said: ‘Fair enough, it’s just my opinion however I don’t assume we’ve been very good’. And we had a bit of returned and forth like that. I absolutely favored that. A couple of minutes later he walked over and gave me a massive fist pump and he even texted me that night saying some thing like ‘Sorry, mate, for that disagreement’.


“There’s no need to say sorry. That’s sport. That’s what it’s about. It’s part of why verbal exchange is so strong in this group. The gorgeous element about that was it used to be just two blokes trying to get England in a better place,” he added.

England lost the first Test by way of 107 runs however they hit again in the 2d Test in Cape Town, winning the healthy via 189 runs. Stokes’s all-round show performed a pivotal position in England levelling the sequence and he was once additionally named the healthy of the match.


The remaining two suits of the four-match series will be played at Port Elizabeth (Jan 16-20) and Johannesburg (Jan 24-28) respectively.