Nottingham Forest daft cricketer Stuart Broad delivered a comical quip towards Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey this afternoon. England were beaten by 43 runs during a second test that saw controversy take centre stage.

Ben Stokes hit 155 to spark flashbacks of Headingly in 2019. Here, however, there was to be no matchwinning performance, with England going 2-0 in the series with three tests left to play.

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The game hinged on the dismissal of Jonny Bairstow. After leaving a bouncer from Josh Hazelwood, the England batsman marked his crease ready for the next delivery and headed to discuss tactics with Stokes at the other end.

Believing the ball was dead, Bairstow set off out of his crease. Carey who had gathered the ball threw at the stumps, hit them and the England player was sent back to the pavilion against the spirit of the game.

In terms of the rules, Carey probably hasn’t done a lot wrong. However, it’s clear that Bairstow wasn’t trying to gain an advantage and the end of the over should have been called by the umpires.

Broad has often been known as the pantomime villain in The Ashes. He’s had several spats with the Aussies in the past and he was quick to wade into this one as he took to the crease after Bairstow.

He was picked up on the stump mic telling Aussie star Carey: “You’ll always be remembered for that.”

Forest mad Broad delivered comical quip towards Australia wicket-keeper Carey

If his comment was amusing his actions were hilarious whilst he batted a dogged innings that lasted for over two hours. He was often found looking at Carey and over-egging placing his bat in his crease.

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Broad lives for these moments. Only two players have taken more wickets in Ashes history than the Forest mad England man. As a result, he’s a player who has been renowned for being able to back up his actions.

England now face a tricky assignment at Headingley next up. They know that they must win three test matches in succession. If they don’t Australia will trump them in yet another Ashes campaign.

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