England veteran seamer Stuart Broad pulled the legs of former England batsmen, Mike Atherton, on his famous battle against Allan Donald in the 1998 test series. It started off on Twitter with the England barry’s army recalling the famous battle in 1998 by posting a video of it.
The incident was very famous as Mike Atherton had battled out of a fierce spell of bowling from the South African Allan Donal in the Trent Bridge Test and it was an important moment in the context of the series. Atherton survived a tough call for umpire when he gloved a delivery of Allan Donald but Umpire had ruled it not out and he went on to win the game for England and levelled the series 1-1.
Stuart Broad Pulls Mike Atherton’s Legs Through His Tweet
Stuart Broad shared the video posted by Barry’s Army and he notified that he was there in the crowd as a 12-year-old watching in Awe in the Radcliffe Road End. Apart from the battle, Broad also tweeted again by pulling the legs of Mike Atherton for not walking off the crease despite clearly gloving a delivery of Allan Donald. He was funnily mentioning that batsmen always don’t walk off in any of the eras if they knew they had edged it.
“Back in 1998 on this day, one of the most epic battles as Athers goes up against Allan Donald,” the caption read on the video.
“I was there, as a 12 year old, watching in awe in the Radcliffe Road End Cricket bat and ball,” Stuart Broad tweeted.
“Also – a reminder that players didn’t “walk” in 1998 either hey @Athersmike,” Broad added.
I was there, as a 12 year old, watching in Awe in the Radcliffe Road End 🏏 https://t.co/LFWai2pjCq
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 26, 2021
Mike Atherton Comments On The Dismissal
Mike Atherton wasn’t shy to admit early this year that it is better off not to walk off after edging the ball rather than walking at times and not walking on certain occasions. It looked more appropriate too and it was quite sensible.
“It’s more dishonest for a player to walk on some occasions and not others, rather than never walk at all,” Mike Atherton quoted this year.
Mike Atherton remained not out on 98 in the test in a chase of 247 and proved to be the difference-maker in the series as England went on to clinch the series 2-1.