Old Trafford Test: I'm confident of playing final Test, says Broad
A black Jaguar car made its way to the main gate of the Old Trafford ground a few hours after England claimed the last wicket to win the fourth Test inside three days here on Saturday.
Manchester: A black Jaguar car made its way to the main gate of the Old Trafford ground a few hours after England claimed the last wicket to win the fourth Test inside three days here on Saturday.
A picture posted by Stuart Broad on his Twitter account
The driver was none other than Stuart Broad, who earlier in the day was sent to hospital with a broken nose by India pacer Varun Aaron whose delivery went through the peak of his helmet and the grille while Broad attempted a hook shot. Broad rolled down the window of his car and waited for a woman, probably a friend a relative, who arrived a few minutes later.
While waiting for her, Broad spoke to mid-day: "Yes, my nose is broken and needs to be straightened out as soon as possible. The process will start tomorrow and I am confident of playing the Oval Test (August 15 to 19)," said Broad.
"It's a tough blow. I'm not going through good times," he said referring also to his knee surgery to done after the Test series against India.
On Sunday, Broad posted a picture of his stitched up nose on twitter with a message that suggested that he could play the fifth Test wearing a face mask.
"Little bit sore this morning but not too bad! Doc did a great job with the stitches. On to The Oval! (With a mask)," Broad wrote. Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced an unchanged squad for the fifth Test at the Oval.