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Ben Stokes hopes ODI retirement serves as a warning to cricket


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Ben Stokes, the English team test captain has recently given the biggest surprise to the world by retiring from the ODI format at the young age of 31. But while making this announcement, the player also made sure why he was taking such a decision, setting an example for every cricketer. Stokes while making his final departure from the ODI format said,

“We are not cars, you can’t just fill us up and we’ll go out there and be ready to be fueled up again”

Did you notice in the above statement made by the player that he used initial words in his statement as ‘We’ and not ‘I’ which describes it all.

However moving forward, the 31-year-old cricketer feels that there is too much cricket going on which is unsustainable. He also was seen giving examples of many other cricket boards indirectly stating that how are they giving rest to their players. Read in his own words that what he has to say,

“It’s isn’t just me or us, you see it all around the world now where teams are having to rest some players in a certain series so they feel like they are getting a break”

He also added that he’ll never regret his decision even after coming to a age of 35 or 36. He said he’ll be even more happy for the decision he made.

Ben Stokes made an announcement towards his retirement on Monday but played his final ODI match against South Africa on Tuesday held in Durham, after which Jos Buttler said,

“For myself and all England fans I really want to say thank you for everything he’s done in the format of the game. I know three years ago will live long in the memory but everyday ge turns up for his team whether it be a training or a match, he puts 100 percent and he’s been a fantastic ambassador for us in the ODI cricket and we’ll miss him”

After Stokes became captain and Brendon McCullum became the head coach, the duo led the English team to newer heights in a very short time. Speaking of heights,

under Stoke’s leadership,

  • The test series against New Zealand was won by 3-0
  • The Win against India in the leftover fifth test leftover series from last year

The show was going smoothly since the player felt that there should be some kind of break or rest for players and made his decision. While speaking with BBC Radio’s test match special program, he was yet again seen. Emphasizing on the topic and saying,

“The more cricket that is played, the better for the sport, but you want a product that is of the highest quality,”


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