New Delhi: You must have heard that story that a village boy repeatedly shouts ‘sher aaya-sher aaya’, but when people do not see the lion, they stop trusting his words. Then one day suddenly a real lion comes. You must be wondering what is the meaning of this story in the news of cricket? Actually, this story has happened with England’s star bowler Stuart Broad. Yes, something happened with Broad that cricket fans were forced to think.
Broad appeals LBW against Labushen
This scene was seen in the 38th over. At that time Labushen was playing after scoring 16 runs. When Broad bowled the fourth ball to Labushen, he got beat on it and the ball hit his pads. After this, Broad did not take any time to appeal for LBW. However, the interesting thing is that neither the umpire gave out nor did his team take DRS. Well, Broad was heartbroken, but what is this?
When ball tracking was shown, it was found that if England had taken a review, all three lines would have been red and Labushen would have been declared out. This happened to Broad because he had made two consecutive appeals in the 32nd over. Out of which one was caught and the other was of LBW. Even then, however, England rejected his DRS appeal.
Broad was constantly appealing, so the captain did not show confidence
Broad had consistently appealed against Marnus Labushen in the last two balls of the 32nd over, but captain Ben Stokes had not expressed confidence in him even at that time. Although Stokes had a bad review, it would have been another matter, but Broad was so appealing that even when he was right, the captain did not believe him. It was seen on one ball that the ball was missing the leg stump. Perhaps this is the reason why Stokes took Broad’s repeated appeals of ‘sher aaya-sher aaya’ as noise and did not understand them even when they were actually right. Broad also looked a bit disappointed with Stokes’ decision.
Two huge appeals in consecutive balls from Stuart Broad..
Two appeals turned down..
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 30, 2023
Appeal again in 42nd over
Interestingly though, Broad again appealed for LBW against Steve Smith in the 42nd over and Stokes once again showed no interest in taking a review. Although this ball was missing the leg stump. The special thing is that it was because of Broad’s successful review that he got the wicket of Alex Carey in the first innings.
It was hitting.
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) June 30, 2023
Broad appeals for lbw against Labuschagne again, England decline to review again….
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 30, 2023
Stuart Broad was fuming after Ben Stokes chose not to review the Labuschagne lbw appeal 😳
Ball-tracking shows it was hitting leg stump so would’ve been out. pic.twitter.com/0onv4oGbqr
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 30, 2023
However, play on the third day was interrupted by rain. By stumps, Australia have scored 130 runs losing 2 wickets and have taken a lead of 221 runs. At the moment Australia is looking in a strong position. It has to be seen what turns emerge in the match on the fourth day.