‘It would have been pathetic to get involved in a dispute with Root because of the omission’

Stuart Broad publicly expressed his displeasure at being dropped from the West Indies tour squad. However, he did not point a finger at anyone. However, rumors about his relationship with then-captain Joe Root began to surface. The English experienced pacer, however, blew them away. He said that there was no crack in their normal relationship due to not getting a place in the team.

After a humiliating 4-0 loss to Australia in the last Ashes, the wind of change blew in the England squad. Broad and James Anderson were dropped from the next series of Caribbean tours.

The performance of the two in the Ashes was not bad. However, they were dropped from the West Indies series last March for trying to restructure the team. There was a strong reaction in the English cricket community when the two bowlers were kept out for more than a thousand wickets. Anderson, 39, and Broad, 35, publicly expressed their surprise and dissatisfaction.

After the 1-0 defeat in the Caribbean, the England team changed again. Ben Stokes was made captain when Joe Root left the leadership. Stokes said he wanted to bring Broad-Anderson back with responsibility. That is what happened in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand. Both experienced pacers played in the first Test of the series at Lord’s.

The two matched themselves once more. Anderson took 6 wickets and Broad 4 wickets in the match. England won the thrilling match by 5 wickets and went ahead in the three-match series. Root was the hero of the team’s victory by playing an unbeaten innings of 125 runs.

Broad spoke to reporters on Tuesday about his close relationship with former captain Root.

“I talked to Joe a lot after he left the leadership. I told him how much I respected him as a captain and how fortunate he was to play under his leadership. ”

“I want her to be able to enjoy the next few years. In the meantime, the game has become a legend – Joe and I are very good friends. They did not take me into the team, just because I could not get into an argument with anyone, it would have been very bad. ”

Broad did not start the current season with the idea of ​​playing for England again. However, the opportunity to represent the country again is naturally pleasing to him. He said he was having a great time with the team.

“I didn’t know at the start of the season whether I would be able to wear the England jersey again. We’re having a great time on the team.”

The second Test of the series against New Zealand starts next Friday.