Stuart Broad named as the Cricket World Player Of the Week

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Stuart Broad named as the Cricket World Player Of the Week

England right-arm pacer, Stuart Broad has been earned the name of ‘Cricket World Player Of the Week’ after performing well in the big match against India, dismissing 4 great players and then scoring unbeaten 74 runs in the second innings assisting his team in a strong position against the tourist.

It was nice to see him back in the action in this big match, the 2000th of cricket history. The 25-year-old, Broad, who dismissed the Indian opening pair, returning Gautam Gambhir and youngster Abhinav Mukund, was determined to perform big role in historical match of Test cricket history.

Broad, also picked up a big wicket of Sachin Tendulkar was very happy. The ongoing match is the 2000th match of Test cricket history and it is also the 100th one between two sides. The great Indian legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, who was the batsman to watch out for his 100th ton in the big match, could not face the blazing deliveries of Broad and returned to the pavilion back scoring just 34 runs.

Broad, who was really happy to pick up Tendulkar on Day 3, said, "You feel when you get any danger man out?men like (Ricky) Ponting and (Jacques) Kallis, you know they are the strong leaders of a batting unit.”

He further added, "Well if someone has played 178 Tests, there is not much weakness. He was fantastic in his 30-odd runs but we were delighted to see his back."

Broad explained that he bowled him in full length with three slips and it was nice to see him back to the pavilion.

Broad, who also dismissed Praveen Kumar, said that he was disappointed when two back to back catches were dropped from the slips.

Indian right-handed batsman, VVS Laxman was dropped in Broad’s over from the first slip by skipper, Andrew Strauss. In the same over, Rahul Dravid, who scored 103 runs, was also spilled by Graeme Swann.

If the both catches would have been pouched, there would be 6 wickets on Broad’s credit. 

It was not just enough for Broad, he also played an iconic innings for his team, down the order, when England were in trouble on just 60 runs by losing their 5 players. He played unbeaten 74 runs for his team which really helped his side to set a big target of 458 runs for Indians.  

 Other contesters were Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Rahul Dravid and Praveen Kumar.