England’s great all-rounder Ben Stokes gained worldwide acclaim for his contribution to one-day international cricket after deciding to retire from the 50-over game during the first ODI against South Africa. He announced his stunning choice on social media, prompting a response from Virat Kohli. While speaking with the official broadcaster, Stokes mentioned Kohli’s comments.
In the 2021-22 Ashes, the flamboyant cricketer made his long-awaited return to international cricket following a five-month sabbatical due to injury worries and mental health troubles. After Joe Root stepped down as Test captain, he was selected as the side’s new captain and made an immediate impression with a 3-0 whitewash of the Kiwis before pushing India to a defeat in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston.
He had a long conversation ahead of his final 50-over appearance and addressed Virat Kohli’s response to his retirement post while underlining the former Indian captain’s contribution to the game. The New Zealand-born cricketer claimed that he enjoyed playing against the Indian cricketer, particularly because of the enthusiasm he brings to the game, which makes people appreciate what it is like to play at such a high level.
Stokes stated that he is retiring because he believes he is not performing at his peak and that the England team wants players who can give their all for the squad. He didn’t want to prevent young players from making the team by hogging a spot.