Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes
Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes. (Picture Supply: Getty Pictures)

England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes acquired praises from throughout the globe for his contribution to ODI cricket after the southpaw determined to retire from the 50-over format after the primary ODI towards South Africa. He introduced his surprising choice through his social media handles and even garnered a response from Virat Kohli. Stokes spoke about Kohli’s feedback whereas speaking with the official broadcaster.

The flamboyant cricketer accomplished his much-awaited return to worldwide cricket after a five-month break from cricket attributable to damage issues and psychological well being points, within the 2021-22 Ashes. And after Joe Root vacated the management position in Assessments, he was appointed as the brand new captain of the aspect and made an prompt influence with a 3-0 whitewash of the Kiwis earlier than pushing India to a defeat within the rescheduled fifth Check at Edgbaston.

He had a prolonged chat forward of his closing hurrah within the 50-over format and addressed Virat Kohli’s touch upon his retirement publish whereas highlighting the previous Indian skipper’s influence within the recreation. The Kiwi-born cricketer revealed that he beloved taking part in towards the Indian cricketer, particularly as a result of vitality he brings to the sport, making individuals understand what it means to play at such a high stage.

“It was good to listen to. He’s going to go down as one of many best ever in all codecs. I’ve beloved it each time I’ve performed towards him. The vitality and dedication he offers I’ve at all times admired, “If you play towards guys like that, you perceive what it means on the high stage,” Ben Stokes stated of Virat Kohli whereas talking forward of his closing ODI.

I didn’t like the sensation of not having the ability to contribute in the best way I wished to: Ben Stokes

Stokes reiterated the explanation behind his retirement as he believes he isn’t performing on the optimum stage and the England workforce deserves gamers who can provide their one hundred pc for the workforce. He didn’t need to cease the younger gamers from making it into the workforce by hogging a spot.

“As I stated in my assertion, this England shirt deserves one hundred pc from whoever wears it and sadly I didn’t like the sensation of not having the ability to contribute in the best way I wished to – and the sensation of stopping another person from having the ability to progress on this format,” Stokes added.