Ashes September 8, 2009

Broad getting used to fame game

In the Times , Patrick Kidd looks at how life has changed for Stuart Broad since his Ashes heroics.

In the Times, Patrick Kidd looks at how life has changed for Stuart Broad since his Ashes heroics.

Four years ago, he was in his first season of county cricket and was playing a championship game at Grace Road as the final Ashes Test began at the Oval. Last week, he was a guest on Jonathan Ross’s TV show, alongside Ricky Gervais — “He’s always been my hero” — and Jamie Oliver — “Such a lovely man” — and fame has other perks.

Earlier this summer, he complained that he was being asked for ID in pubs because he looks younger than his 23 years. “Bouncers still check my ID, but now it’s so they can say, ‘I thought it was you’,” Broad said.

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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