Ben Stokes does not likes to let lose. Be it on the field or off it, he has given it back. Mike Wass, whose bio on Twitter reads ‘facts researcher’, was the recent to be slammed by Ben Stokes for his IPL preparation remarks.
“England all-rounder @benstokes38 says he is still preparing for a return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month. Get a grip; 1.3 billion are in lockdown. forget the money & limelight, think for everyone,” Mike Wass tweeted.
Read articles not headlines: Ben Stokes
With many media houses, misquoting Ben Stokes’ interview with BBC, the England all-rounder specified he said that he wants to remain fit for IPL. “At the moment my next competitive cricket is going to be in the IPL,” Stokes told BBC.
Stokes also retweeted Wass’ tweet and suggested him to “read articles not headlines”.
Here is what Ben Stokes said in the interview
“At the moment my next competitive cricket is going to be in the IPL,” Stokes told BBC.
“I have to get my head round that I am playing even though in the back of my mind I know I am probably not. I have to build up and get myself physically in a position that if it does happen I am good to go.
“I cannot take three weeks off and expect the body to be ready for April 20 because it doesn’t work like that. It might happen and if it does I don’t want to be behind.
“There will be a lot of advice given to us and if it was an option to go we will have to take the sensible one.”
Stokes was bought for 12.5 crores by Rajasthan Royals in IPL auction 2018. He was one of the finest and most-sought after all-rounders in the world.