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Exclusive – Gatting: ‘Broad has to control his temper’

Former England captain Mike Gatting has warned Stuart Broad that he needs to calm down if he’s to fulfill his potential as an international cricketer.

The Nottinghamshire fast bowler has been fined 50% of his Edgbaston match fee for ‘throwing the ball inappropriately’ at Pakistan batsman Zulqarnain Haider, and it’s not the first time he’s found himself in hot water with match officials.

And Gatting insists the 24-year-old has to learn to control his temper in the heat of battle.

The former Middlesex batsman told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “He needs to be a bit careful. When you’re a bowler it’s quite hard work and can be frustrating at times, but you musn’t lose your discipline.

“There are times you’ve just to got to rein it in and it’s getting a bit too frequent in Stuart’s case.

“He’s pretty young still and someone just needs to have a quiet word with him. He’s got everything going for him – he’s a huge talent.

“We’ve all come across the odd villain over the years and I hope he’s not going to be one of those.”

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