Britain all-rounder Ben Stokes on Monday declared his retirement from One-day Internationals. In a broad proclamation, he said that England’s game on Tuesday against South Africa will be his last game in the 50-over format.
Taking to Twitter Ben Stoke noted “I will play my last game for England in ODI cricket on Tuesday in Durham. I have decided to retire from this format. This has been an incredibly tough decision to make. I have loved every minute of playing with my mates for England. We have had an incredible journey on the way,”
The current England Test captain has scored 2919 runs in 104 ODIs alongside taking 74 wickets. The feature of his ODI career was the Player-of-the-Match execution in the 2019 World Cup last against New Zealand at Lord’s. He scored an unbeaten 84, assisting the home side success their lady maiden 50-over World Cup title.
Ben Stoke drove England in the new series-levelling Test prevail upon India, doesn’t see himself giving 100% to the ODI design. He said playing three international formats including T20s, 50-over ODIs and Tests was presently “unsustainable”.
He explained on twitter “As hard as a decision as this was to come to, it’s not as hard dealing with the fact I can’t give my teammates 100 per cent of myself in this format anymore. The England shirt deserves nothing less from anyone who wears it.”
“Three formats are just unsustainable for me now. Not only do I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us, but I also feel that I am taking the place of another player who can give Jos and the rest of the team their all. It’s time for someone else to progress as a cricketer and make incredible memories like I have over the past 11 years.”
Further he said that he will currently give “everything” to the red-ball design, adding that the choice to back away from ODI cricket likewise assists him focus on T20 cricket. He likewise wished accomplishment to current captain Jos Buttler and the England group the board.
Virat Kohli expressed that Ben Stokes is “the most competitive bloke” he has “ever played against”” as he honored the England all-rounder. Britain’s Test captain Stokes said in an explanation, which he posted on his social media handles, that his body can’t support playing all three formats and he presently plans to do the best that he can with it in red ball cricket and T20s.