The Australian press on the other hand seems pretty bemused that Broad’s actions are even in question.

“If a sport reaches the stage where it sees a man doing what Broad did and sees nothing wrong, it suggests that sport is in trouble,” wrote The Mirror’s Oliver Holt.

The BBC’s cricket team are split on the issue with Jonathan Agnew criticising Broad’s actions.

“Broad should have walked when he clearly edged Ashton Agar to Michael Clarke at slip,” wrote Aggers.

“Some batsmen walk, others don’t. Broad should have done.

“If you decide to stay, you decide to accept the consequences. You must accept the questions of sportsmanship. You must accept all the abuse that comes your way.”

However Geoff Boycott said Broad had done the right thing.

“I’ll put it this way when bowler’s got an lbw decision against me and it’s missing the stumps by four inches and the umpire gave me out, they didn’t say, oh dear that’s wrong Geoff, come back and have another knock Geoffrey we feel really sorry for you.

“Those Aurries went off you go and a few other expletives.”

“There is no debate, it’s quite simple, the Australians I have played with and have watched, with the exception of Adam Gilchrist, believe in staying (at the crease) and it’s up to the umpire to give you out – there shouldn’t be a moral argument.

“They should be upset, disappointed and angered by the umpires,” Boycott added.

“If they keep making poor decisions it’s up to the ICC (International Cricket Council) to do something about it.”

Summing up the Australian concensus, Aussie legend Glenn McGrath agreed: “To me it has to be the umpire,” he said. “A player is allowed to stand his ground.”

“If Australia had one appeal left Broad would have walked. The fact there was no referral left, he left it up to the umpire.”