Veteran England seamer Stuart Broad was at the end of receiving plenty of jokes after he made an early prediction that England are going to win the T20 World Cup with still a couple of months to go for the event.
The Three Lions won their maiden T20 World title in 2010 under the captaincy of Paul Collingwood. They lost the 2016 final to West Indies in the final over as Carlos Brathwaite harrumphed Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes. England are once again meeting West Indies as they are placed alongside Australia, South Africa, West Indies, and two Qualifier teams in Group 1 in this year’s T20 World Cup.
After winning the T20I series against Pakistan on Tuesday, Stuart Broad thoughtfully declared England as the to-be winner of the tournament this year in the UAE.
Stuart Broad, who was part of that 2010 World Cup-winning side, explained that Eoin Morgan has assembled a strong squad, and have all the bases covered.
“I was just watching Morgs (Eoin Morgan) lift the trophy (after series win over Pakistan) there and I think we’re going to win the World Cup, We’ve got so many bases covered. We’ve got so much depth, they play fearless cricket, It just feels like we’re going to win the World Cup,” Stuart Broad told Sky Sports.
💬 I think we'll win the World Cup! 💬
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 20, 2021
Dwayne Bravo trolls Stuart Broad for his prediction
Dwayne Bravo, a 2-time T20 World Cup winner himself, wasn’t at all impressed by Stuart Broad’s prediction. He mockingly said that the English pacer has changed his profession to a comedian now!
“Didn’t know Stuart Broad turn comidian (sic) now. All the best to all teams tho let’s wait and see,” Dwayne Bravo commented.
Former India spinner Murali Kartik too joined in the act. Taking a jibe at the “It’s Coming Home” phrase used by English fans, Kartik said that they themselves jinx their own team.
“I think England jinx their own team by saying its(sic) coming home for everything even when the Trophy is Millions of miles away…,” Kartik commented.
England defeated Sri Lanka and Pakistan in all the T20I and ODI series at home. West Indies, at home also, lost the T20I series to South Africa 3-2, but defeated Australia 4-1.