From Crying in 2016 to becoming hero of World Cup

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Melbourne: Ben Stokes is the man of the moment today. He helped his team win the 2022 T20 World Cup. When the opener was dismissed cheaply in the early overs, Ben Stokes came on and stayed until the end of the match. Stokes ended the match on an unbeaten 52.

Ben Stokes and the disaster in 2016

The story and rise of Ben Stokes cannot be explained without this photo. This came after England lost to the West Indies and the only player to be blamed was Ben Stokes. In the last over, Stokes had the ball in hand and the three balls rattled the English camp.

Ben Stokes in 2016
Ben Stokes in 2016

First ball of the over, Ben Stokes to Carlos Brathwaite and it’s a straight six. Stokes went white after the second ball as well. And when the third ball produced the same result, Stokes lost it. He couldn’t open his eyes to look his teammates in the eye when he caused the defeat.

His rise has been spectacular and that is what is winning the hearts of cricket fans on social media. After opting to bowl first, England restricted Pakistan to 137 runs and later chased it down with ease to win the Word Cup.





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