England cricketer and Nottingham Forest fan Stuart Broad has made a very interesting claim about world-class teammate Joe Root.

The fast bowler has appeared as the latest guest on the official Forest podcast On and Off the Pitch and he’s been discussing Root.

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The two cricket aces were at the City Ground together in March as the Reds took on Root’s beloved Sheffield United in the play-offs.

Forest prevailed on that occasion but it would seem as though Root hasn’t always been so devoted to the Blades.

Broad has made an astonishing revelation that the run-scoring wizard actually has a soft spot for Forest being in the Premier League.

He told the On and Off the Pitch podcast: “Joe was great. I know he’s a Sheffield United fan but he’s got a soft spot for Forest and for Nottingham as a city. I think he went back to Worksop and he’s happy that Forest are in the Premier League.

“As for the picture, only Rooty, Jimmy Anderson and chairman Nicholas Randall have seen that. It’s a photo of Joe Root in a Forest shirt when he was six-years-old.”

Broad will be hoping that he and Root can get together next season to watch a Premier League fixture between Forest and United.

The Blades have bounced back from last season’s play-off heartache by winning promotion to the top flight this season.

Broad makes interesting Forest claim about Root

This is certainly an interesting revelation about a man who claims to be a huge Sheffield United supporter.

The pair produced some brilliant pictures after last year’s play-off game and ultimately the England duo remain good friends and teammates.

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Forest prevailed back in May before going to Wembley where they defeated Huddersfield to return to the Premier League.

Broad and Root are avid football fans but they have their day jobs on their minds right now.

England will try and wrestle the Ashes back from Australia when they get underway next month on English soil.

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