Stuart Broad was angry at Fox Cricket’s ‘Rover’ moving around at the side of the boundary ropes at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, the venue for the fifth and final Ashes Test.
The England seamer stopped just before going through with his delivery stride and yelled “stop moving the robot!!” as his concentration was disturbed by the Rover’s movement.
The incident came to light on the last ball of the 63rd over in the Australian first-innings on Day 2. Bowling to lower-order batter Mitchell Starc, Stuart Broad was about to deliver the ball but then stopped just before he could go through with his action.
Having stopped near the stump-mic, Broad amusingly asked broadcasters Fox Cricket to not move their rolling camera as close to the playing surface and in line with the eye of the bowler, disturbing his vision.
Stuart Broad yells in anger at Fox Cricket’s ‘Rover’
Stuart Broad, usually a nice and composed character on the field, lost his temper in the heat of the moment and unleashed his wrath through stump mic on the ‘Rover’ that was moving across the boundary rope at exactly the time he was about to deliver his ball.
'STOP MOVING THE ROBOT' – I wonder if he's saying this to Joe Root about his and Jimmy's Rotation Policy🤷🏼♂️pic.twitter.com/FhcPrgwVOR
— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion__Sub) January 15, 2022
Broad has already had much to feel angered about through the series after being left out in Brisbane and Melbourne, two surfaces that were expected to suit his style of fast-bowling wonderfully.
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) January 15, 2022
The pacer bounced back with a five-fer in the first-innings of the fourth Test in Sydney and has now picked up 10 wickets in the series at a respectable 29.10 per scalp in what is expected to be his last Test tour of Australia.