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Stuart Broad set to get honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University

Stuart Broad set to get honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University

Stuart Broad. (Photo Source: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Stuart Broad’s phenomenal achievements as a cricketer are set to be rewarded as Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is going to confer an honorary degree on him.

The Nottingham-born fast bowler made his international debut in 2006 and went on to captain England in the two white-ball formats of the game. He played his last white-ball game in international cricket in 2016 but continued tormenting batters in the Test arena till July 2023. Broad finished his international career with 604 wickets from 167 Tests at an average of 27.68 and a strike rate of 55.79. He bagged 20 five-wicket hauls in his career and aggregated at least 10 wickets in a match on three different occasions. His best figures of 8/15 came against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2015.

Broad also has 178 and 65 wickets to his name from 121 ODIs and 56 T20Is, respectively. His legendary career is set to be honored as he will be made a Doctor of Sports at an NTU graduation ceremony later this month. He is among a number of new NTU honorary graduates from the arts, politics, business and health sectors. For the unversed, the 38-year-old was also awarded an honorary degree by the University of Nottingham in 2015.

“We are honoured to bestow these awards on individuals who have made remarkable contributions to their fields and to society at large. Their achievements stand as a testament to their dedication and perseverance,” NTU vice-chancellor Prof Edward Peck was quoted as saying by BBC.

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James Anderson is an addict of the art of bowling: Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad formed one of the most lethal fast-bowling partnerships in cricketing history alongside James Anderson. They carried the mantle of England’s bowling in the purest format of the game for several years and gave sleepless nights to some of the most renowned batters in world cricket.

Notably, Anderson is all set to retire from international cricket after playing the first Test between England and the West Indies, beginning on July 10. Ahead of his former bowling partner and close friend’s last dance, Broad lauded him for maintaining tremendous fitness over the years and mentioned his love for the art of bowling.

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“He loves the rhythm of running into the bowl, the control of the technique of his action, the tactical side of whether he’s bowling away swing, inswing, wobble seam,” Broad wrote in his column for The Times.

“When you talk about professionals who have had longevity, you often talk about their dedication to training, their discipline in the gym and their diet. And of course, you don’t play to 42 unless you have that, but the thing that makes him different is his genuine love of the art of what he does. Addict is generally used as a negative word, but I’d say he is an addict of the art of bowling,” he concluded.

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