Ben Stokes: The sudden retirement announcement from the English all-rounder has shocked the world of cricket. On Monday, Ben Stokes declared that he will retire from ODI cricketer after Tuesday’s match against South Africa. The first match of the three-match ODI series against South Africa has become the last ODI match for Ben Stokes. It was his home ground in Durham where Ben Stokes appeared in his last ODI match. Want to bet on cricket on the move? Discover India’s best-betting sites here on our site.

After their retirement, Stokes discussed his thought process behind this decision. Talking about his journey in 50-over cricket so, he has enjoyed a memorable journey in his career. He had time on the English team for over a decade. When England lifted their maiden World Cup title, Ben Stokes was an integral part of the team. Even in the final match of the tournament, he got the player of the match title for his crucial performance. It was a dramatic competition as a New Zealand-born cricketer hit the winning stroke against the New Zealand team.

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But as for now, fans have to accept that Ben Stokes is no more in with the ODI cricket. The all-rounder mentioned that it is all about workload management and body fitness. He said that he needs to take care of his fitness to carry on his cricket journey. Stokes also addressed the jam-packed schedule including the upcoming world cup campaigns. Later this year, there is T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup in the next year.

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Ben Stokes: The English All-rounder Ahead of His Retirement

Ben Stokes: All-Rounder Shares His Packed Schedule After Retirement
Ben Stokes: All-Rounder Shares His Packed Schedule After Retirement

“It was never going to be an easy one, but now being the captain of the Test team and how much cricket is coming up, I have to look after my body because I want to play as long as I possibly can. We’re not cars where you can fill us up with petrol. It does all add up, it does have an effect on you. The schedule is jam-packed, and you’re asking a lot of the players to keep putting in 100% of their efforts every time you walk onto the field for your country,”

Ben Stokes spoke to the media ahead of his final match.

Along with the retirement from ODI cricket, Ben Stokes has also withdrawn his name ahead of the T20I series against South Africa. Even, he has also pulled out his name from the second edition of The Hundred. He has revealed his plans where he stated that he wants to play 150 test matches for his country. Stokes wants to structure his test careers like James Anderson and Stuart Broad. He also unveils that the decision of leaving test cricket was hard to take. But he is looking forward to his future in test cricket which he is preferring more.

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