Broad admits to 'controversial' edge during first Ashes Test despite 'not walking'

Wellington, Aug 20 (ANI): England player Stuart Broad has finally admitted that he edged the ball at the centre of the walking controversy that ignited the Ashes in the first Test at Trent Bridge.

According to, the moment sparked a storm of debate and made Broad a villainous character in the eyes of Australian supporters, also setting the tone for a campaign riddled by umpiring errors.

Broad said that he knew he had hit the ball, adding that it was an odd one and there was no particular noise.

The player said that his partner Ian Bell had not heard anything and Ashton Agar came up to ask him if he had hit it, adding that it was not as clear cut as everyone thought.

Broad expressed he was not the only player in the series not to walk when he knew he had hit a ball, an argument backed up by Australian captain Michael Clarke, who disclosed David Warner had admitted he had clipped a ball while attempting a hook at Old Trafford but not walked when he was caught, the report said. (ANI)


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