Ben Stokes, the England all-rounder, announced that he is going to be retiring from ODI. he will play his last one-day inning on Tuesday in Durham against South Africa.
He made the announcement officially on his Twitter handle, where he tweeted about his retirement along with a picture of him holding the world cup. In his tweets, he also mentioned that taking the decision to retire was incredibly hard for him.
It is also hard for us, all cricket fans around the globe, to absorb this news.
The retirement decision of Stokes’ follows his recent appointment as the Test Captain of England as the successor of Joe Root. The England Cricket Board or ECB states that the ODI career of Stokes would be remembered forever.
No one is going to forget his role in the World Cup Final at Lord’s. There he played majestically well and helped England to bag the cup via a Super Over with his unbeaten score of 84.
Rob Key, the managing Director of men’s cricket England, added that he understands this is indeed a tough decision, but at the same time, he also understands why Ben has reached this conclusion.
We, the fans, will definitely miss him in the ODIs, but we also know that we still will witness more amazing performances of, Ben. Though he is retiring from ODIs, he will continue to amaze us and make us cheer for him during his test matches.