Stuart Broad seeks advice from Sir Ian Botham... but not about bowling or batting

Stuart Broad turned to an Ashes legend for advice yesterday - but on a matter far removed from the best way of taking 20 Australian wickets.

Broad, who was troubled by blisters during the first Test, sought out Sir Ian Botham on England’s flight from Brisbane to Adelaide to ask for help with a problem well known to a man who has walked thousands of miles to raise money for leukaemia research.

Ashes advice: Stuart Broad asked Sir Ian Botham about coping with blisters

Ashes advice: Stuart Broad asked Sir Ian Botham about coping with blisters

Botham told Broad to treat the ‘savage’ blister on his right heel with surgical spirit.

‘He told me you had to bite on a towel when you put it on because it was agony,’ said Broad. ‘If Beefy says something is painful then you know it will be. I just want to make sure it’s not an issue when the game starts on Friday.’

Botham said: ‘I wasn’t going to stop walking when it happened to me and Broady is certainly not going to stop trying to win the Ashes.’ 

Walking the walk: David Cameron joins Botham in a recent charity walk

Walking the walk: David Cameron joins Botham in a recent charity walk


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