Tuesday 16 July 2013 

Video - Former Players Back Broad's Decision

Former players Ricky Ponting, Andrew Strauss, Shane Warne, Sir Ian Botham and Merv Hughes all support Stuart Broad after his refusal to 'walk' during the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

He edged a ball which ended up in the hands of Michael Clarke at slip but was given not out, choosing to accept the umpire's (incorrect) decision rather than walk off.

That prompted much debate among commentators and spectators but the former Ashes players interviewed here all supported Broad, instead turning their attention to the disappointment that poor decisions are still part of the game (Ponting, Strauss) and the fact that a tiny minority of cricketers in the game actually walk (Ponting, Botham, Hughes).

Warne jokes that Broad should be applauded for nicking one to slip and not walking off.

Video courtesy of SNTV

© Cricket World 2013

 
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