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Happy Birthday Ben Stokes: Today Ben Stokes is celebrating his 30th birthday. This dashing all-rounder of England made his international debut 10 years ago.

Today is the 30th birthday of England player Ben Stokes, who is currently one of the best all-rounders in the world. The dangerous all-rounder, who made his debut for England in 2011, could not do much in the first two years. He got a chance to show his skills for the first time in the 2013 Ashes series in the Perth Test. In Perth, Stokes scored 120 runs in the fourth innings of his Test career batting at number six. After this Stokes did not look back. Stokes is known to get angry off the field as much as he is aggressive on the field.

England player Ben Stokes
England player Ben Stokes

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is celebrating his 30th birthday today. Ben Stokes is currently counted among the best all-rounders in the world. Stokes’ cricketing career has been no less than a roller-coaster ride. Be it alcohol addiction or going to jail due to his wrong behavior, Stokes has suffered a lot in his life.

However, in the year 2016, Stokes started to dominate as a batsman. He scored 904 runs in 12 Test matches this year with the help of two centuries. He also scored 470 runs in 13 ODIs with the help of a century and four half-centuries. But the next year on September 25, 2017, there was news of Stokes being arrested outside a nightclub. In a viral video, Ben Stokes was seen beating four-five people very badly. He was suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Alex Hales, who was with Stokes at the time of the incident, was also suspended. He could not play the 2017-18 Ashes series after being suspended. Whenever Ben Stokes’ name came into the limelight after this incident, it was only because of good reasons.

Very few people know that the alcohol addiction brought Ben Stokes’ career to the verge of ruin. In 2013, he was sent back home from the England Lions tour for late-night drinking. In 2011, Stokes was caught misbehaving at the police station, after which he had to stay in jail overnight.

Ben Stokes’ behavior also affected his cricket career. In the first four years, Ben Stokes was able to score only one century. In the year 2016, the T20 World Cup was like a nightmare for Stokes. The Caribbean team was chasing 156 runs. West Indies needed 19 runs to win in the last over with only four wickets in hand. Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels were present at the crease. Ben Stokes came on the attack to throw the last over and on the first four balls of his over, Brathwaite gave his team the title by hitting four consecutive sixes.

Ben Stokes considers that night the ugliest night of his life. Stokes had eaten in the prison on the prisoner’s plate. On 25 September 2017, Stokes had created a ruckus outside a nightclub, after which he had to go to jail. He was fiercely assaulted by two people standing outside the club. After which the police took him away.

Ben Stokes emerged as England’s most trusted player in the 2019 Ashes series. England created history by defeating Stokes by one wicket in the third Test, thanks to Stokes’ unbeaten century (135). England achieved the target of 359 runs by losing Australia. He hit 11 fours and 8 sixes in his innings and snatched the victory from the Kangaroos. In the end, he was battling with cramps but he did not give up. When England had only one wicket left, this all-rounder took a stormy form and hit fours and sixes. The last batsman Jack Leach supported him well and remained on the wicket. Stokes and Leach added 76 runs for the last wicket in which Leach contributed only one run.

Let us tell you that Ben Stokes was instrumental in helping England win the World Cup 2019 title. Stokes scored a total of 465 runs and took 7 wickets in the World Cup 2019. At the same time, who can forget his innings in the final against New Zealand? Stokes had put the England team, which had almost lost in the final match, on the threshold of victory. He was adjudged man of the match in this match.

 

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