England seamer Stuart Broad revealed his retirement from cricket following the Ashes.
The 37-year-old made the announcement on Saturday after the end of day three in the fifth and final test against Australia at the Oval.
Broad, who has taken 602 wickets in 167 tests, will leave the game as the second most successful paceman in Test history behind teammate James Anderson, and fifth overall.
“Tomorrow or Monday will be my last game of cricket,” Broad told Sky Sports.
“It’s been a wonderful ride, a huge privilege to wear the Nottinghamshire and England badge as much as I have,” said Broad.
India head coach Rahul Dravid paid tribute to Broad and recalled his career. Complimenting Broad’s longevity in the game, Dravid said that Broad’s bowling partnership with Anderson is something that will be cherished in years to come.
“I think he has been a terrific bowler. I think his partnership with Jimmy Anderson is something that will always be remembered, said Dravid in his post-match interaction with the media.
“I think Anderson and Broad, the whole decade they played for England, really put in some fantastic performances. To take 600 wickets and to play the number of Test matches that he has, takes a special kind of cricketer,” he said.
“My best wishes to him. Just to congratulate on an absolutely fantastic career. I hope he gets to finish it off in the best possible way that he wants to,” he added.