'Steely' Broad says gets better with verbal sledging

London, Aug 29 : England bowler Stuart Broad is reportedly unconcerned by the fact that he may face verbal abuse and security risks in Australia in the return Ashes series following Australian coach Darren Lehmann's comments about him 'blatantly cheating' at Trent Bridge Test.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Broad's statement come in the aftermath of the England team's 'urinating on The Oval pitch' incident, which prompted such an outcry that the culprits were forced to offer an apology.

Although accepting the fact that England may have to up the security for the Australia tour starting in November, Broad however, said that he is not worried as he will feel like a rock star with some 'big heavies' behind him, adding that the more he is abused, the better he performs.

Stating that he will not be 'shocked' if he receives such treatment in Australia, Broad also said that he is used to being on the receiving end of verbal sledging everywhere else in the world, adding that it is all a part and parcel of the game.

According to Broad, he is quite a steely and a 'fiery' character, adding that he thinks that playing against Australia brings out the best in him.

Broad also said that being concerned over the security is the job of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), adding that he loves being in Australia with its food, bars and does not believe that the country is any different from the others that he has toured.

--ANI (Posted on 29-08-2013)

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