Sir Ian Botham Takes A Swipe At Stuart Broad On Twitter

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Sir Ian Botham has taken a swipe at England bowler Stuart Broad on Twitter following the first Test defeat in Ahmedabad.

Broad complained about "too many ex playing 'experts' being negative" in their analysis of a match in which India won by nine wickets. England have not won a Test series in India since 1985-85.

Stuart Broad
And before u listen to too many ex playing 'experts' being negative, ask them if they ever won a Test series in India....#28years
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And Botham, who is commentating on the series for Sky Sports, swiftly shot back boasting of his average against the subcontinent side.

He hit 114 in the Golden Jubilee Test in Mumbai in 1980 and averaged 55 as England lost the six-Test series 1-0 in 1981/82.

Ian Botham
Didn't average 40+ with the ball overseas...! Not sure what I scored against India with the bat..?

Broad later diffused the exchange and mocked suggestions the pair had an online spat. He hailed Botham as the "best bowler England have ever had".

Stuart Broad
Spat with ?? What spat? Love Beefy, best bowler England have ever had, then add his batting. Twitter is funny at times!

The Nottinghamshire seamer failed to take a single wicket on a dry pitch during the match and is a possible candidate to be dropped in favour of Monty Panesar.

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