England got a big blow just before the start of the Lord’s Test against India pacer Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the five-match series. Broad, who is England’s second tallest wicketkeeper in the longest format, injured his calf during the training session on Tuesday.
“The English seawater Stuart Broad suffered a tear on his right calf and was excluded from the LV = Insurance Test series against India. He underwent an MRI scan in London on Wednesday afternoon, which revealed a tear, ” the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.
After being excluded from the match against the red ball Virat Kohli and Co.., Broad went to Instagram to share a touching message and explained how things changed quickly for him. The Nottinghamshire cricketer reveals that he jumped a hurdle during the warm-up, but landed improperly on his right ankle and injured his calf.
‘Things can change so quickly. A moment before the exercise I smile, and during the warm-up I jump a hurdle, fall a little uncomfortably on my right ankle, and then the next step feels like I was hit on a rope as hard as you can imagine back of my leg. I actually went to @ jimmya9 [James Anderson] & asked why he hit me! But when I realized he was not near me, I knew I was in trouble. Scans say grade 3 calf, ” wrote Broad.
The 35-year-old has expressed his disappointment over the miss of the remaining Test series against India, but mentions that he is hopeful of getting fit soon for the Ashes 2021-22 which will take place in Australia later this year.
‘Everything so innocent. Season over to miss this Indian Test series but now a big focus on Australia. I’m going to take my time, not in a hurry, baby steps and be the strongest I can get there. Great focus in my brain, ” he added.
Good luck to the boys of @englandcricket this week. I look at every ball from my bench in the hope of seeing runs and wickets in the glorious sunshine of the Lord, ” Broad added further.