Australia batter Steve Smith has reacted to Stuart Broad’s void comment on Ashes 2021-22 ahead of the upcoming Test series between England and Australia. He said that the pacer’s statement was a little odd and the fast bowler is taking a jibe at them.
“Won’t consider the 2021-22 series as ‘real Ashes’” Stuart Broad
Australia thrashed England by 4-0 in the last time when two greats clashed in the Test series. The home side was extremely dominant down under as they made look English team clueless.
With Ashes 2023 around the corner, Stuart Broad made a bold statement and said that he wouldn’t consider the 2021-22 series as ‘real Ashes’ and he considered it as void. His statement, however, didn’t go well with many Australian greats, who lashed out at him.
It’s fair to say that it was more of a jibe considering that Ashes 2023 is around the corner. The series between England and Australia will begin from 16th June in Edgbaston, which will be followed by the second game on 28th June at Lord’s.
The third game will be played on July 6th in Leeds whereas the last two games are slated to take place on July 19th and July 27th on Manchester and the Oval respectively.
“It was a little odd,” Steve Smith On Stuart Broad’s void comment on Ashes 2021-22
Stuart Broad’s comment didn’t go well with Steve Smith, who said that it was a odd statement from the pacer. He said that although the circumstances were different scenarios due to covid but they shouldn’t complain. He said:
“I mean, it was a little odd. We were all there and playing so it was a little bit odd, you know? He’s a nice guy and loves throwing out some good banter so it’s all part of it. It certainly wasn’t an ideal scenario.
“But the whole world was going through it and we were in the middle of a pandemic, so we couldn’t really complain too much. We were actually out there being able to do what we love, so I don’t really have much more to add to it,”
Steve Smith is currently playing the county championship and is preparing himself for the county championship.