Broad broke a million hearts when he sent Sachin Tendulkar back on the second day of the historic Lord's Test in London on Saturday.
His fans waited with bated breath even as a nick from his bat off Broad's ball took a short aerial route and Graeme Swann cupped his palm low and close to the grass.
They waited and wanted the ball to slip off his cup, but did not and landed perfectly in his open hands which clasped the ball at ease.
Soon the Master Blaster was seen walking off the hallowed greens of Lord's back to the majestic pavilion which has seen many a great cricketing stalwarts take refuge.
The crowds heaved a sigh and Sachin, who could only manage to score 34 on the day, will have to wait for another time, another day, another moment for his perfect 100.