Melbourne: Ben Stokes is the man of the moment today. He helped his team win the 2022 T20 World Cup. When the openers were cheaply knocked out early, Ben Stokes came onto the field and stayed until the end of the match. Stokes finished the match at 52 undefeated.
Ben Stokes and the disaster in 2016
The story of Ben Stokes and his rise cannot be explained without this picture. It was after England lost to the West Indies and the only one to blame was Ben Stokes. In the end, Stokes had the ball in his hands and the three-ball caused a stupor in the English camp.
The first ball from above, Ben Stokes to Carlos Brattwaite, he went straight to six. Stokes had turned white after the second ball had gone too far. And when the third ball gave the same results, Stokes lost it. He couldn’t open his eyes to look into the eyes of his teammates when he caused the defeat.
His rise has been astonishing and this is what is winning the hearts of cricket fans on social media. Choosing to run first, England constrained Pakistan and 137 throws and later chased them down easily to win the Word Cup.