Nasser Hussain, the former England captain says “he’s pleased” to see footage of two of the team’s stars engaging in a heated exchange during their disappointing first Test defeat to South Africa.
Team England, needed an improbable 376 runs to win but were bowled out for mere 268 just before tea on Sunday as their bottom order offered scant resistance to a barrage of pace bowling once South Africa had taken the second new ball.
Other than all this, on Day-3 a major problem appeared in the England side after a heated exchange between vice-captain Ben Stokes and veteran fast bowler Stuart Broad.
Although the reason for the spat which occurred in a team huddle is not yet recognised, it was true that Stokes was anxious at something that Broad said some moments ago. Ultimately, the tall fast bowler attempted to pursue Stokes but the after one was discovered walking away while conversing another bunch of words aimed at Broad.
Michael Holding and Nasser Hussain who were actually on-air at the moment of the incident were also remained entertained by the altercation. While Hussain did not “mind that at all”, Holding was left expecting that “it will finish soon”.
“Well that does not appear like a very nice conversation, does it? I am not sure what began it, but hopefully, it will finish soon,” legendary Michael Holding discussed on commentary.
“England’s humid in the weather and not experiencing well. I am pleased that some words were exchanged to be true,” said Hussain. “(They have) acquired a problem with each other, Broad has conversed something in the huddle that Stokes is not entertained with and England’s vice-captain gets him up on it. I don’t mind that at all,” included Hussain.
Stokes and Broad were after that seen bumping fists – a welcome signal for England enthusiasts. However, the enormity of the brawl was not lost on anyone as of the stature of the individuals included – Broad has played 135 Tests for England, although Stokes played a big role in England’s maiden Men’s Cricket World Cup triumph prior this year. After that, a battling 77 not out from Rory Burns on Saturday provided England with a fighting chance of improbable victory as they got 255 extra runs for victory in the 1st Test at Centurion Park.