Cricket icon Stuart Broad makes fresh announcement after England Ashes drama

Cricket Stuart Broad England Ashes

Cricket icon Stuart Broad has announced his autobiography in the wake of his recent retirement

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 09/08/2023

- 13:59

The bowler recently left the sport behind

Stuart Broad has announced his autobiography after retiring from cricket.

The England bowler recently walked away from the sport after helping England overcome Australia in the fifth and final Ashes Test.

Broad got the fairytale ending he wanted, taking the final two Aussie wickets to help England draw the series 2-2.

And the 37-year-old, taking to Twitter, has now confirmed the release of his autobiography.

"It’s been one of the most fun & entertaining summers of my career," he started by saying.

"Despite finishing on a glorious high at The Oval in the Ashes it’s been 17 years of peaks & troughs, I’ve loved it.

"In the comments I'll put the link for pre order."

The book is scheduled to be released on November 9.

And Broad is poised to shed light on a range of topics, ranging from his early days in cricket to his final hours as an England player.

Broad is set to become a commentator now his England cricket career is over, having taken 604 Test wickets.

His father, Chris, has paid tribute to the bowler and says he's delighted at the way his son has handled life in the spotlight.

"It's been terrific. He has done fantastically well," he said.

"The whole family have been extremely proud of his performances and the way he comes over in the media. Of course, the Australian media hate him - and that's great!

"But as far as the English media are concerned he seems to have had a good ride.

"I am clearly proud and honoured to have watched a number of his performances. He has been a shining light throughout his career.

"He has set an example for a lot of people to follow and I hope lots of people do follow him.

"He has played it tough but has played it in a friendly manner. He has tried his hardest whenever he has gone out into the middle."

Broad recently told the Daily Mail that he'd agreed with fellow England icon Jimmy Anderson that they wouldn't retire at the same time.

"It was like an unwritten clause in a contract that Jimmy and I never wanted to finish at the same time," he said.

"We always wanted an overlap one way or the other, a crossover of knowledge, not 300-plus matches of Test experience disappearing out of the changing room.

"So, I chatted to Jimmy during the Old Trafford Test and he said he was going to work on loads of different things, would make sure he was as fit as anything going to India this winter and was buzzing about next summer.

"Hearing how excited he was to carry on suggested that it could be time for me to end what was the ultimate partnership, really.

"One that grew over time. We understood each other probably better than we understood ourselves."

On how they learned from each other, Broad added: "I could spot things in his technique; he could spot things in mine.


Stuart Broad England cricket

Cricket will miss England icon Stuart Broad


"We would drive each other forward all the time in training and matches, developing a hugely competitive spirit, and our attributes complemented each other.

"Me being tall, I hit a different length to Jimmy. He swung it, I seamed it and that allowed us to put a lot of pressure on batters."

You may like