Broad: South Africans tightest

2011-12-14 12:27

Sport24 staff

Cape Town - Kevin Pietersen tops a South African-heavy list of England cricketers who are the meanest with their money, according to Stuart Broad.

The England paceman, who has been in Potchefstroom attending a camp with fellow fast bowlers Chris Tremlett, James Anderson and Graham Onions - ahead of England’s trip to the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan early in the New Year - has had plenty of spare time on his hands because of wet summer weather on the Highveld.

So he has been on Twitter regularly and gave his top three for financial “caution”.

He said in a tweet late on Tuesday: “Hard to judge the tightest man in the England team ... so many to choose from. Top 3 would be 1) KP 2) Trott 3) Strauss ... #borninsouthafrica”.

Clearly the amount of indoors time has been frustrating Broad, too, as he tweeted on Wednesday: “Is the weather as bad as this back home? No bowling here but could waterski.”

And a few days earlier: “Potchefstroom, South Africa. Seems a great place if you like falling to sleep listening to rain.”


  • Dhirshan - 2011-12-14 12:33

    why is this news lol?

      DJPotifar - 2011-12-14 14:59

      @Nadine: Your comment is reprehensible.

  • Gungets - 2011-12-14 12:38

    Stuart Broad is a prize tw#t, the treatment he is getting is tailor made for him.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-14 15:25

      Hopefully he will drown in a water filled pothole...

  • Rory Litchfield - 2011-12-14 12:46

    And broad is a twat!

  • Burtfred - 2011-12-14 12:53

    South Africans would appear to be "tight" with their money to the average pom. Unlike the Brits, we don't have a dole queue to rely on if we are skint from being lazy. Poms are by and large lazy, just like Australians, who also have social welfare to bail them out even when being useles bastards. Being insulted by a pom can frankly be taken as a compliment.

      goyougoodthing - 2011-12-14 13:52

      Have you met any Poms? They are tighter than a ducks backside in a thunderstorm. Every cent is a prisoner :-)

      Peter - 2011-12-14 14:20

      Reply to bumfred, just by your own statement no person has to insult a sef afican they do it to themselves everytime they open thier mouths dip stick ////

      David - 2011-12-14 14:57

      As somebody who goes to Oz regularly,your comments are typical SA nonsense. The Aussies work harder than most S Africans,they dont have a culture of entitlement-check their productivity ratios compared to ours!!!

      Craig - 2011-12-14 15:17

      Have to agree with David here, 7 million tax payers in SA with 13.5 million on social benefits, who's living in a welfare state? with a productivety rate of 25% and an unemployment rate of 40% SAn must be one of the laziest bunch of people on earth, reading your articles makes me believe intellegence is sorely lacking as well.

  • Beth - 2011-12-14 13:05

    Funny how he mentions #borninsouthafrica.... they seem to have selective memories regarding their team members' birth status. When they winning games it's seldom, if ever, mentioned by them!

      Gungets - 2011-12-15 08:14

      The South African born players have a clause in their contracts that prevents them from taking about their birth country and even answering questions about it.

      Beth - 2011-12-15 10:46

      Perhaps the South African players do have that clause, but it was not them I was referring to. The Enligsh born players and cricket commenators such as Ian Botham and Michael Holding constantly remind folk that they are now British citizens. The only SA player who mouthed off was Pietersen, and as history has shown, he did himself no favours anyway! When he was appointed Captain he was all good things and "oh so British", but when he showed what a bufoon he really is, the British were very quick to remind everyone just how South Africa he was.

  • gerhard.nel - 2011-12-14 13:30

    South Africans are tight with their money because they are intelligent.

      Peter - 2011-12-14 14:22

      WHAT that is why this country is such a mess, get a life ////

      gerhard.nel - 2011-12-14 14:31

      Get a life? Seriously, this is your comment? How about you learn some manners before reaching for your keyboard?

      Squeegee - 2011-12-14 15:28

      Peter, why are you here if all you can do is critisize? Go back to Aussie...

  • Gerhard - 2011-12-14 13:31

    Broad is a spoiled kid and merely acting his age! He might have (some) talent, but me finks he's intimidated by the real men (read big SA boys).

      Craig - 2011-12-14 15:21

      World champion in 20/20, world number 1 in the real form of the game, honestly can't see any reason for him to be scared of any team.

      Beth - 2011-12-14 15:54

      @ Craig - that's why they're there, much of it thanks to those "tight South Africans in the team!"

      Gungets - 2011-12-15 08:09

      Not that much talent. Influencial daddy though.

  • Mat - 2011-12-14 13:39

    Where do the Pom cricketers stay when on tour in SA? At their Moms house...

      ronald.haarhoff - 2011-12-14 15:08

      To save some money!!!

  • mike.oosthuyzen - 2011-12-14 14:32

    There's a very good reason for this: If you're a professional cricket player in SA and money is your main goal, what would you do? Move to the UK.

  • Utopian - 2011-12-14 21:15

    I've been to London 11 times and I am yet to see the sun shine there. So I think Stuart is really frustrated and he should get himself a girlfriend or whatever.

      pieter.haasbroek - 2011-12-15 10:36

      Maybe Stuart is missing his boyfriend back home...

  • Kyle - 2011-12-15 07:41

    what a load of crap, 1 minute of my life wasted reading this rubbish........

  • Ian - 2011-12-15 07:57

    broad, clean bowled by steyn but oh it didnt hit my glove, tosser lol

  • Len - 2011-12-15 10:26

    And this is news, how?

  • margaret.mead1 - 2011-12-20 16:16

    I know the twitter messages are just for fun, and not to be taken seriously. Of course, one thing nobody can control is the weather, whether it be in Africa or in the UK, or anywhere. It's God's job to control the weather - that way we can't kill each other over it. I'm glad it's HIS job and not mine. Can you imagine what the world would be like if we could control it?? What are these Brits moaning about? Back home they are in the grip of icy winter. At least our rain here is WARM!

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