Broad wants to win Ashes to shut up his dad

June 24th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 24 (ANI): England’s fast bowler Stuart Broad wants to help his team regain Ashes, in order to stop his dad Chris from talking about his triumph against Australia 22 years ago.

Broad has grown up knowing all about the glory of winning the Ashes, because his father keeps telling him, The Sun reports.

“Do I talk to dad about what it is like winning the Ashes? Well, he certainly speaks to me about it! I’m not saying it is boring but, well, it was the highlight of his career and what he is best remembered for. He was Man of the Series,” Broad said.

“What he enjoyed was that England were written off after poor performances in the early tour matches. They got stick but walked off with the Ashes. It was a very proud moment in his life.

“Dad says the Ashes is the biggest stage you will play on. The important thing is to look the opposition in the eye, enjoy the cricket and treat it like any other game,” he added.

Chris Broad, now a match referee, hit three centuries in the 1986-87 series, which was followed by eight straight Ashes defeats for England until the epic 2005 success.

Now, Stuart has a genuine chance of being the second Ashes-winner in his family.

After recovering from a sore ankle injury picked up in the World Twenty20, he is fit for England’s practice against Warwickshire next week. He is certain to take the new ball in the Npower First Test in Cardiff on July 8. (ANI)

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