Stuart Broad clarifies his minimum wage Twitter post that created a furore

English cricketer Stuart Broad is no alien to controversies. He created one after deciding not to walk at Trent Bridge and more recently his tweet on low-paid workers on Britain’s minimum wage created a furore in Twitter.

As reported by, Broad had tweeted,” I’ve heard if you earn minimum wage in England you’re in the top 10 percent earners in the world. #stay #humble.” The 28-year-old then deleted his tweet.

Broad’s post received hefty criticism from his followers.

After the heated reactions in Twitter, Broad apologised later saying the #stay #humble hashtag was aimed at himself.

The millionaire cricketer’s upbringing was prestigious as his father Chris Broad had put him through a $46,000-a-year education at Oakham School.

Broad’s annual salary shoots up to nearly $1 million and also loves spending cash because of mammoth earnings.

In an interview with the Financial Times in 2011, Broad spoke about his different ways of spending cash.

“I was probably worth £1 million two or three years ago, when I was 23. Like every member of the squad I get to drive a Jaguar XKR free of charge because Jaguar is our sponsor,” Broad said at the time.

The fast bowler also fancies in buying watches and also loves spending on wines.

“I do have a weakness for watches, which I tend to buy after a special achievement. When we won the Ashes in 2009, I bought a Franck Muller watch and to celebrate No. 1 Test status I treated myself to a gold Jean Mairet & Gillman watch. I invest in wine, which I buy from a wine specialist. I’ve probably spent about £10,000 on various cases of wine in the past year,” quipped Broad.

Broad presently is in Australia on England duty for the tri-series ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015.