The England Test skipper and veteran all-rounder Ben Stokes has registered his name in the record books of cricket with a very strange and one of its own kind of record to his name. Notably, Stokes was recently in action as Skipper with the national side of England in the recently-concluded one-off Test match against Ireland.
Both teams played this match at The Lord’s in London where the hosts England emerged victorious easily by a big margin of 10 wickets.
Coming back to Stokes, he happened to become the first-ever skipper in the history of cricket to win a match for a team without even batting, bowling, and wicketkeeping in the game.
Subsequently, a section of cricket fans found it as an opportunity to come up with some hilarious and interesting reactions on the micro-blogging site Twitter. They also took a dig at Stokes by recalling his stint with the Chennai Super Kings who won the title in the recently-concluded edition of the Indian Premier League 2023.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Test match eshe jito ki char log aapki tareef kre
— iamDesiMard (@iamDesiMard) June 3, 2023
He is also the first capped player to warm up on bench and win an IPL trophy
— mohit hasurkar (@HasurkarMohit) June 4, 2023
He also won IPL same way😂
— Sachin (@Hello_Sachin_) June 3, 2023
— msd_stan (@bdrijalab) June 3, 2023
MS Dhoni at 42 does same but he is still beast at wicket keeping
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) June 3, 2023
Also Won IPL Without Playing
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) June 3, 2023
Ben Stokes doing nothing since CSK bought him.
— djay (@djaywalebabu) June 3, 2023
Why? It shows how strong his team is, so it's definitely good for them
— Freak (@soul_freak80) June 3, 2023
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner with 0 Kills.
— Vipin Tiwari (@vipintiwari952) June 3, 2023
He already Earned MILLIONS whill just sitting in the dugout
— Waqar Afridi (@WakaAfridi) June 3, 2023
Now, Ben Stokes with his side, will be in action in the upcoming edition of The Ashes against the arch-rivals Australia. The series will kick off with the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Meanwhile, the English management has also announced their squad for the first two Tests against Australia.
Here’s a look at the England squad for the first two Ashes Tests against Australia:
Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Jack Leach, Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Dan Lawrence, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, and Josh Tongue.