Bizarre moment Ashes villain unleashes a ‘ROBOT’ mid-match, causing Australian commentators to laugh at him
- England cricketer Stuart Broad was distracted by field camera while bowling
- Paceman, 35, was heard saying ‘stop moving the robot’ as he flew to the crease
- In 2013, Broad’s refusal to run in the harrowing Ashes test made him an instant villain
Ashes villain Stuart Broad has given Australian cricket fans another reason to laugh at him – this time for unleashing a moving camera mid-match.
The veteran English fast bowler, 35, had let Fox Sports commentary team down in Hobart on Saturday afternoon on day two of the fifth Test against Australia after yelling at a robot named ‘Foxy Rover’ to stop to move.
Broad halted his run to the fold to “spray” what he thought was a robot, with commentary trio Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan stunned by what unfolded.
Ashes cricket villain Stuart Broad (pictured with partner Mollie Elizabeth King) has given Australian fans another reason to laugh at him – this time for unleashing a moving camera mid-match
The veteran England paceman, 35, had let Fox Sports commentary team down in Hobart on day two of the fifth test against Australia on Saturday after yelling at a robot named ‘Foxy Rover’ to ‘stop’
Leg spin legend Warne joked that the camera had to go “to the naughty corner” before Gilchrist correctly pointed out that the “robot” was in fact a camera.
Warne then wondered how the digital device might have acted as a distraction for Broad, given that it was “100 yards” from where he was loading into the bowl.
Vaughan mocked his compatriot, suggesting it was “unlikely” the camera would talk back if the swifts wanted to resolve their differences.
In 2013, at an Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge, Broad shocked the cricketing world after refusing to walk when caught by Michael Clarke from Ash Agar’s bowling alley.
With the match delicately balanced, Australia was out of reviews and when referee Aleem Dar Broad didn’t issue, he held out.
Replays showed that he clearly hit the ball, making Broad an instant – and permanent – villain and ‘cheat’ in the eyes of millions of Australian cricket fans.
Veteran English pacemaker Stuart Broad (pictured, with partner Mollie Elizabeth King) stopped his run to the fold to ‘squirt’ what he called a robot, with commentary trio Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan stunned by what unfolded
In 2013, during an Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge, Broad (pictured, with partner Mollie Elizabeth King) shocked the cricketing world after refusing to walk when he was clearly outside – he then became an instant ‘cheat’ in the eyes of many Australians cricketers fans
Broad later told the BBC with the match in the balance, he was playing by the rules.
“I could call you 18 or 19 players who played in an Ashes series and they stole and can’t walk,” Broad said at the time.
“We could be here all day if I mentioned players from the past. “It’s a very interesting debate.”
When tensions ran high, Australian coach Darren Lehmann was charged and fined $3,000 for violating the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct after accusing Broad of “blatant cheating” in a radio interview.
Australia currently leads the Ashes series 3-0 and already retains the iconic urn for the third series in a row.