From Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, Cricketing world hail Stokes on SHOCK retirement


Ben Stokes Retires: ENG vs SA LIVE: England star cricketer and Test captain Ben Stokes shocked the whole world by announcing his…

Ben Stokes Retires: ENG vs SA LIVE: England star cricketer and Test captain Ben Stokes shocked the whole world by announcing his retirement from the ODI format of the game. Ben Stokes will now put his attention to T20 and Test cricket. The whole cricketing community remains in a state of shock after Stokes announced his retirement. Following his announcement, the cricketing world including the likes of Virat Kohli and others brought out their reactions to show their support for the player. Follow England vs South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Ben Stokes Retires: ‘Most Competitive Bloke,’ from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement – Check All Reactions

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Ben Stokes Retires: 'Most Competitive Bloke,' from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement - Check All Reactions
Ben Stokes Retires: ‘Most Competitive Bloke,’ from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement – Check All Reactions

“I will play my last game for England in ODI cricket on Tuesday in Durham. I have decided to retire from this format. This has been an incredibly tough decision to make. I have loved every minute of playing with my mates for England. We have had an incredible journey on the way,” Ben Stokes said in a statement.

Ben Stokes Retires: ‘Most Competitive Bloke,’ from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement – Check All Reactions

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to social media to pay his tribute to Ben Stokes. Virat Kohli wrote, “You’re the most competitive bloke I’ve ever played against. Respect”

Former Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha voiced his opinion about the future of ODI as the 50-over format of the game is heading to a slow death. Ojha wrote, “We were worried about TEST cricket’s future but the future of ODI looks uncertain! In future we may see many crickets preferring to move away from this format. #SomethingToThinkAbout #CricketTwitter”

Ben Stokes Retires: ‘Most Competitive Bloke,’ from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement – Check All Reactions

Ben Stokes Retires: 'Most Competitive Bloke,' from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement - Check All Reactions

Ben Stokes retires: From Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, Cricketing fraternity pay tribute to 2019 World Cup hero as Stokes calls it a day in ODIs – Check out

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After all-rounder, Ben Stokes announced his retirement from the One-Day International cricket, England Cricket Board’s interim CEO, Clare Connor lavished praise on him.

“Ben Stokes is a superstar in every format of our game. His remarkable contribution to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s in 2019 enabled England Men to win that prestigious trophy for the first time,” said Clare Connor in an official statement.

“Ben is not only one of the world’s best players but an inspirational figure too so our ODI team will miss him. But having taken on the Test captaincy and with today’s busy calendar of cricket, we completely understand and respect his decision. We look forward to watching him excite and enthral in an England shirt for many years to come,” he added.

Ben Stokes Retires: ‘Most Competitive Bloke,’ from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement – Check All Reactions

Ben Stokes retires: From Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, Cricketing fraternity pay tribute to 2019 World Cup hero as Stokes calls it a day in ODIs - Check out
Ben Stokes retires: From Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, Cricketing fraternity pay tribute to 2019 World Cup hero as Stokes calls it a day in ODIs – Check out

Meanwhile, Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key calls Stokes’ decision a ‘selfless’ one.“Ben Stokes has had an incredible international career in ODI cricket, culminating in his match-winning performance at the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final. I know this must have been a tough decision, but I completely understand why he has reached this conclusion,” said Rob.

“I’m sure that when we look back on Ben’s career and see this as one of the reasons he will play 120-plus Tests and help England in T20 matches and World Cups for many years to come. It is a typically selfless decision that will benefit England long-term,” he added.

Ben Stokes Retires: ‘Most Competitive Bloke,’ from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement – Check All Reactions

Ben Stokes Retirement: Stokes’ ODI career Highlights:

  • Ben Stokes made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2011.
  • In his 11-year ODI career, Stokes has played 104 matches, scoring 2919 runs.
  • He has also bagged 74 wickets.
  • His ODI career also has three centuries and 21 fifties at an average of 39.44.
  • He captained England ODI side during last summer’s 3-0 series victory against Pakistan and has been an inspirational leader.
  • Ben Stokes was also named in the ICC 2019 World Cup Team of the Tournament.
  • In the 2019 WC final, he smashed 98-ball 84 to force a super over against New Zealand.
  • England went on to win their maiden 50-over World Cup.

Ben Stokes Retires: ‘Most Competitive Bloke,’ from Virat Kohli to Stuart Broad, cricket world hails Stokes after SHOCK ODI retirement – Check All Reactions





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