February 18, 2010

England cricket

Stuart Broad a comic-book hero

Sahil Dutta

Stuart Broad smites another villain © DC Thomson & Co Ltd

After a string of skirmishes with umpires and a penchant for the odd verbal, Stuart Broad would make a decent cartoon villain. Yet because each tempestuous expletive is spat through a face of utter cherubic innocence, Broad has been selected to feature in a special Sport Relief edition of the BeanoMAX magazine.

Looking every bit the comic-book hero, Broad overcomes the dastardly Roger the Dodger, who sinks to all kinds ill-mannered tactics to defeat the England star, including putting magnets in the ball.

The Sport Relief BeanoMAX features a batch of other sports stars including Michael Owen, Amir Khan and Lawrence Dallaglio and goes on sale on February 18.

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