‘Test match ese jito ki char log aapki tareef kre’ – Fans react as Ben Stokes sets strange captaincy record after comprehensive win over Ireland in one-off Test

By Daniel S

June 4, 2023

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:

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.