Broad followed in his father’s footsteps in pulling on the colours of his home county, and the 33-year-old has admitted that the connections formed in his formative years still resonate with him today.
“I look at the Nottinghamshire badge with such pride and genuinely love the club,” wrote Broad in the Mail on Sunday.
“Would I have felt the same wherever I went? Not sure. I don't think so, though, as I have a deep family history at Trent Bridge.”
“I was born in Nottingham, grew up down the road and felt destined to perform on that field, so I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity.”
And after such a glittering career, he naturally has many high points to choose from.
But up there with the best is a selection of unforgettable moments from his battles against Australia.
“8-15 at my home ground of Trent Bridge has to be my favourite moment,” he said of his personal-best performance in 2015.
“It’s hard to beat bowling the Aussies out for 60 en route to retaining the Ashes on a gloriously sunny day. Those memories will last a lifetime.
“As for my favourite wicket, the best ones are always the ones taken to win your team a Test match.
“The wicket of Peter Siddle against the Aussies in the 2013 Ashes has to be up there.”
Broad’s long career has given pitted him against the game’s best, with Broad saying the attributes of England players Alastair Cook, Jimmy Anderson, Ben Stokes; Jos Buttler, Matt Prior and Andrew Strauss make for a perfect cricketer.
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