The Ashes Balls: Brad Hiddin ‘waited’ but Stuart Broad ‘cheated’
COMPARE and contrast: Stuart Broad refuses to walk until the Ashes umpire gives him out – which he doesn’t.
Broad is called a cheat. The tabloids lead with calls for him to banned from cricket.
Brad Haddin knew he was out. But the Australian never walked, waiting for the umpire to use technology. The crowd waited. Australia were close to an unlikely victory in the First Test. If he’s given not out, they might yet have won. Says Haddin:
“Yeah I hit it. I knew it was out. I hit the ball, it was obvious.”
Calls for his head: none. Back page coverage: nil.