Nottingham: The cricket fans on Twitter were all out in force as they slammed the England pacer for having a go at young Indian Test debutant Rishabh Pant on Day two of the third England versus India Test here on Sunday.
India resumed Day two at the overnight score of 307/6, with Pant batting in the middle. While India harboured hopes of adding at least 50-60 runs to their overnight total, James Anderson and Broad made short work of Indian lower order as India were all out for 329, with Broad dismissing Pant for 24 as the left-hander chopped one back onto the stumps.
However, what irked the Indian fans was Broad’s angry send off to Pant. The England pacer swore at Pant as he put his head down and started to walk, disappointed.
The Twitterati then took over and had a crack at Broad.
I'm English and I'm embarrassed by that send off Stuart Broad gave a young Pant on debut. Maybe frustration after bowling well yesterday and not getting wickets. Hope he looks back and regretts it. Game needs a bit of spice but not like that. #ENGvIND #Broad #Pant— Cricket tweets (@_stavros1) August 19, 2018
Stuart broad is so lucky to have the surname that he has. He will probably get away because the men who have to report him first have to work with his dad as well. Let’s see if any of the on field umpires have the guts to report him for his Pant send-off #cricket #EngvInd— Chandresh Narayanan (@chand2579) August 19, 2018
Stuart Broad mouthing off Rishabh Pant on the latter's debut Test. Cute. Waiting for another Yuvraj Singh to emerge. #ENGvIND— Aishu Haridas (@imaishu_) August 19, 2018
Stuart Broad sledged Rishabh Pant in first session— Parikshit Shah 🇮🇳🏏📱 (@imparixit) August 19, 2018
Rishabh Pant replied in second session with five exceptional catches#ENGvIND
And so are English players. Have a good look at Stuart broad. He has done everything that u r accusig Kohli of. But never mind Ur name says it all.— Priyanka Sharma (@Prisharma6591) August 19, 2018
Very classy Stuart Broad. Giving a send-off to a 20-year-old. No wonder you are one of the most disliked cricketers. #EngvInd— Amrut Thobbi (@amrutti) August 19, 2018
Broad sledging, cute. Expect it to more amplified by Virat Kohli. Especially since a newbie has been sledged at. This is going to be fun 🔥. #ENGvIND— Sanjiv Raman (@imsanjivraman) August 19, 2018
Broad sledging Pant. Try doing that to Kohli mate. Just try. #ENGvIND— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 19, 2018
Dear Broad,— Prajakta Bhawsar (@ViratsFangirl18) August 19, 2018
Just to remind you - Kohli knows how to give it back 👊
Wait and watch, now. #ENGvIND