England cricketer Ben Stokes was one of the most impactful all-rounders of the past decade.
Having made his debut during the forgettable Ashes campaign for England in the winter of 2013/14, Stokes has gone on from strength to strength by consistently delivering match-winning performances with both bat and ball across all three formats of the game.
Stokes, who was adjudged the ICC ‘Player of the Year’ in 2019, was rightly included in the recently announced ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Decade.
The champion all-rounder took to his official Instagram account where he thanked the ICC for the recognition and said that he is proud to receive both the ODI and Test caps.
However, Stokes had one complaint about the Test cap. He wrote that the prestigious cap is quite similar to the ‘Baggy Green’ that England’s Ashes rivals, the Australian team wears.
“Very proud of both these cap’s,one of them just doesn’t seem right,it’s a bit BAGGY and GREEN thanks @icc,” he wrote on Instagram, along with pictures of him sporting both the caps,” Ben Stokes wrote on his Instagram post.
Seeing the funny side to the post, the ICC Twitter handle posted an apology with a laughing emoji.
“Sorry, @BenStokes38!” ICC tweeted.
— ICC (@ICC) December 31, 2020
Ben Stokes was at the height of his powers in 2019 as he played two of the most significant knocks in the history of English cricket. His knock in the 2019 World Cup final helped England force the game to the Super-Over, which also ended up in a tie. However, the hosts were declared the winner on the basis of the now-defunct boundary count rule.
A month later, Stokes went on we step ahead and scripted a miracle for the ages as he smoked a whirlwind 135 not-out in the third Ashes Test in Headingley to help England snatch a win from the jaws of victory.