It was a completely dominant performance from England against India during the second Test at Lord’s which they won by an innings and 159 runs. One could say that there was not a single mistake made by the hosts during the entire game as they handed Virat Kohli his first innings defeat as captain in Test cricket.
However, a big goof-up was made by the broadcasters during the telecast of the fourth day’s play. England pacer Stuart Broad, in the 31st over of India’s second innings, had taken the wickets of Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on successive deliveries, leaving India reeling at 61-5. Broad was about to bowl to Ravichandran Ashwin and was on a hat-trick.
But, instead of showing his name, the broadcaster displayed his father, Stuart Broad’s name on the screen. “Chris Broad on a hat-trick”—this is what displayed at the bottom of the television screens on Sunday afternoon. Here’s what was displayed on the television sets:
For those who don’t know, Chris Broad is a former English cricketer and broadcaster himself, who currently serves as a cricket official. He played 25 Tests and 34 ODIs for England and scored 1661 and 1361 runs respectively. Currently, he is a member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
India, already 0-2 down in the five-match series, will take on England in the third Test beginning Saturday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.