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Newly-appointed England Test captain Ben Stokes opened up about his anxiety in the last one year. On Thursday, a trailer of a documentary on the star England all-rounder was released and will be available on Amazon Prime Video.

Stokes took an indefinite period of break from cricket to focus on his mental health and spend time with his family.

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I never thought that I would feel like I do now: Ben Stokes

Stokes came back to England’s Test squad in the Ashes 2021-22 after nearly missing competitive cricket for four months including the India Test series and the T20 World Cup 2021.

My Anxiety Has Gone Through The Roof – Ben Stokes

On December 8, 2020, Stokes lost his father Ged Stokes after his long battle with cancer.

“I never thought that I would feel like I do now. My anxiety has gone through the roof. You sat on the toilet in your hotel room and you are having a massive panic attack,” Stokes said in the trailer of his documentary.

Ben Stokes’ special knock after the break

In the second Test against West Indies in March, Stokes scored 120 off 128 balls with the help of 11 fours and six sixes at a strike rate of 93.75. He was involved in a 129-run stand with then England Test captain Joe Root, who scored 153 off 316 deliveries.

It was Stokes’ first hundred in the span of two years as he reached the three-figure mark against the same opposition in July 2020 in Manchester.

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It’s a very special feeling. I don’t like to speak selfishly but it was nice out there to look up to the sky and say ‘cheers’. Of the hundreds, I’ve got that’s personally one of the more memorable ones because of everything that’s gone on over the last 18 months or two years,” Stokes was quoted as saying by BT Sport.

Stokes was appointed  England Test captain last month after Root relinquished the duties after England’s drubbing against Australia and West Indies.

Stokes’ first assignment in England’s revival of Test cricket will be the upcoming three-match Test series against New Zealand in early June.

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