Broad stands by decision not to walk at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire and England cricketer, Stuart Broad, has stood by his decision not to walk, during England’s first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge this summer.

Broad was caught at slip by Michael Clarke, but was given not out by umpire Aleem Dar, despite pleas from the Australian players, who could not review because they had already used their allocated two.

Broad looks on as he is caught at slip by Clarke Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Broad has since been criticised for not walking, but the all-rounder thinks the whole situation was blown out of proportion.

My first comment on that whole incident is I could name you 18 or 19 players who played in an Ashes series who nicked it and did not walk," Broad told the BBC.

"We could be here all day if I named players from the past, and I am trying to think of someone in the modern game who is consistently a walker."

"It is a really interesting debate and something that got blown so out of proportion, maybe because the Australians were frustrated they had wasted two referrals."

"It was an important moment in the game because, let's be honest, if Belly and I had not put on those runs, we would not have won the Test match, so we would only have won 3-1 or something."