It was a fantastic night for Ben Stokes, who helped England team win their first-ever ICC World Cup. He collected high praises for his stunning effort against the Kiwis to help England team lift the trophy after 44 years of wait. Amidst all the awards and rewards, he got the special proposal, in fact, a surprising one, as he has been nominated for the ”New Zealander of the Year” award for his stellar work in the final of the tournament.

Ben Stokes played match-winning innings of 84 runs to guide England to the score of 241, which tied the match with the Kiwis. In the subsequent super over, Stokes again stole the headlines as hit 8 runs off 3 balls to give New Zealand a target of 16 to win the World Cup.

Getting into the details behind the nomination, Stokes was born in New Zealand but moved to England with his family when he was 12. His father Gerard, who played rugby league for New Zealand, was then coaching in England. Though his parents Gerard and Deb returned to live in the South Island city of Christchurch, Ben Stokes remained in England.

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Ben Stokes was the man of the match in final:

Speaking of the nomination, the chief judge of the aware Bennett quoted that Ben Stokes was born in New Zealand, thus, eligible for the award. His parents are still leaving in New Zealand, which certainly makes Ben Stokes an acceptable candidate to collect the award if he wins it.

“Stokes might not have been playing for the Black Caps but, having been born in Christchurch where his parents now live and with Maori ancestry, there are clearly a few Kiwis about who think we can still claim him,” Bennett was quoted stating by Hindustan Times.

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“He’s been the embodiment of the qualities we cherish as New Zealanders courage, fairness, humility,” Bennett concluded.

All in all, Ben Stokes is having the best of his life at the moment. Firstly, he won it for the England team, who waited for 44 years to taste the world cup trophy. Now. is receiving accolades across the world for his great show of determination.