“Broady! Get on with the batting and shut up”, Richard Kettleborough Blasts Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad

Umpire Richard Kettleborough blasted Stuart Broad and warned him to ‘get on with the batting and shut up’  during England’s first innings of the 5th Test against India.

Richard Kettleborough Blasts Stuart Broad

The incident took place on Day 3 of the final Test match when Stuart Broad went to complain about short balls bowled to him by Jasprit Bumrah.

However, Kettleborough quickly shut down Broad’s complaints, with his comments getting picked up by the stump mic. “Let us do the umpiring – you do the batting, alright?” Kettleborough said.

“Otherwise you’re going to get into trouble again. One for the over. Broady! Broady! Get on with the batting and shut up.”

Former England batting coach Mark Ramprakash joked that Kettleborough was “brave”, before pointing out that he has a “very good relationship” with Broad.

“I think that’s some blunt, honest feedback from Richard Kettleborough there, some good advice,” he told the BBC.

“Although, Stuart Broad is a big fella [at] 6ft 5in. I think Richard Kettleborough is a very brave guy.

“I don’t think umpires should try that in club cricket around the UK. They’ve got a very good relationship and that’s why he can talk like that.”

It comes after Broad was found guilty of breaching the ICC’s Code of Conduct during the third Test against New Zealand earlier this month.

On that occasion, Broad was hit with an official reprimand for throwing the ball at Daryl Mitchell “in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner”.

As far as the match is concerned, England needs 119 runs to win the match where the hosts at the end of the day 4 scored 259 runs for 3 wickets loss. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow stand tall with a massive 150 runs partnership.