England all-rounder Ben Stokes is one of the finest cricketers in contemporary cricket. The Englishman has time and again produced all-round masterclass against big teams. It is precisely why he is one of the best all-rounders in the world.
The southpaw can bat really well and can also switch gears when the situation demands. At the same time, he is known for the knack of his bowling. Besides that, he is also a terrific fielder. He is a complete three-dimensional package.
The belligerent all-rounder was part of the England squad that clinched the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He was adjudged the Man of the Match in the final. He scored 4631 runs in Tests, scoring 10 centuries and 24 half-centuries.
Coming to the ODIs, he scored 2871 runs including 3 centuries and 21 fifties. In T20Is, he scored 442 runs but is yet to score a fifty. He took 163 wickets in Tests, 74 wickets in ODIs and 19 wickets in T20Is. He has been statistically very good in numbers.
Pitch Intruder allows Ben Stokes to make a scene in The Hundred
On the other hand, Ben Stokes has often been in the news for his antics. The all-rounder is currently part of the ongoing competition called The Hundred. Fans from all across the world are following this spectacle. We have seen Stokes making silly blunders on the field. At times, he acts a bit strange.
During the ongoing competition, when he was on the fielding side, an intruder invaded the pitch. However, that didn’t affect the flow of the game. The batsman already took a single and was indeed happy with the shot. Nonetheless, Ben Stokes was not at all happy with it.
He immediately went up to the umpire and spoke about the incident. He complained about it to the umpire and asked for a re-bowl. The umpires had a discussion and then agreed to replay the delivery. In the very next delivery, Alex Hales launched the ball for a maximum off Adil Rashid’s bowling.
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes, positioned at long-off had all the time to catch the ball but he dropped it. The ball went for a six. While some fans were happy that Stokes dropped the catch, other fans slammed him for his antics. The video became viral on the internet portals.