Ben Stokes reflects on a sensational summer with England

England’s leading man Ben Stokes talked for an entire nation of cricket fans as??he summed up an unforgettable summer in five words:”It has been a blast”
The game has enjoyed its year because 2005, elbowing its way to the conversation using a diet of thrills and spills, from an historic World Cup triumph to some drawn Ashes show in 47 decades.
Nobody has played a part in providing minutes than Stokes. It had been his one-handed’Superman’ grab in the World Cup curtain-raiser that captured the championship going in style, his never-say-die innings which pulled back the hosts from the brink at the closing and also his all-time classic knock at Headingley which provided the highlight of a hard-fought Test campaign against Australia.
Having spent at the eye of a storm,” Stokes was eventually able to reunite and share a beer with rivals and his England team-mates as either side came together to kickstart a draw at The Oval dressing chambers.
“It’s been a blast,” he said. “There’ve been some extraordinary highs and some moments that I can barely believe happened, but they did and that I will always be able to recall what it was just like being out there at the middle once we won the World Cup or won in Headingley.
“It probably hasn’t all sunk in yet, but at a certain stage I’ll be able to look back with pride at what we managed to attain as a one time team along with a Test team that year.
“Earlier England had played a game this summer we understood we had the World Cup and the Ashes ahead of us and today we’re stood here at the ending as World Cup winners and using a drawn Ashes series.
“It has not been plain sailing because we had to dig out of a pit at the World Cup and then we had to encounter until the very last to find that trophy, but we got it.
“Exactly the same from the Ashes, we needed to battle all of the way into the end to get the attraction but we got it and I think that is something we can be so proud of. When things got rough, we didn’t budge, we stood tall to the end and showed the personality from our dressing room.”
He had been eager to share the charge with colleagues, although stokes is destined to go down as the central figure in the athletic dramas of all 2019.
He deemed Stuart Broad’s consistent performances resulting in the Test strike”epic”, Rory Burns”incredible” for his attempts at opener and stated of emerging celebrity Jofra Archer:”I don’t believe I’ve seen a more talented bowler in my period.”
A special tribute was also for Jack Leach, hailed as spinner following Moeen Ali’s lack of shape. He managed 12 wickets, including two in two balls to complete the series on Sunday, but won his batting the people hearts.
His one not out at in a last-wicket rack of 76 with Stokes will go down in folklore, as will his his custom of meticulously rubbing his glasses between balls.
“He has been the audience favourite the entire summer,” Stokes said. “The entire country fell in love with him”
They denied guy of the series Leach when he donned a set of glasses during celebrations at Old Trafford was being mocked by Steve Smith although You will find reports that Australia were taken with his routine.
Since the teams secured with no hard 20, the group happily posed for a picture that was light-hearted.
“He came for me to allow me to know that it wasn’t about me. I was kind of hoping that it had been,” Leach said of Smith. “I thought it was a fantastic laugh. When the movie came from my first one being recreated by me I was ashamed after Headingley.
“I believe I deserved this, to tell the truth. That is why we got a picture together following the game
Leach was able to talk about a joke out that could have changed the course of this series in Leeds with fellow spinner Nathan Lyon, who fumbled a simple jog.
“Nathan came over and explained ,’How many beers do you owe me’ I think owe him a lot,” he smiled.
“Once I was batting at the end and the crowd were all singing,’Stand up if you enjoy Jack Leach’. I thought,’What is happening?’ Sport is fickle and I suppose you have to appreciate the good moments and never get too down about the bad moments.”

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