In a shocking development that has taken place in England cricket, star all-rounder Ben Stokes has decided to call it a day on his one-day international career. The all-rounder, who won the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final’s Man of the Match award, will don the England cricket team’s jersey for the last time in an ODI tomorrow against the South African cricket team at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
Stokes is the skipper of the England Test cricket team and an important member of the nation’s white-ball squads as well. However, it seems like he wants to focus only on Tests and T20 cricket now as he has decided to quit the 50-over format.
Fans will always remember him for his remarkable contribution to the success that the England cricket team achieved in the 50-over World Cup which happened in 2019 in the UK.
With the next 50-over World Cup set to happen in 2023, fans expected Stokes to at least remain active in the ODI format till the World Cup, but it looks like he wants another all-rounder to take his place and cement it in the playing XI by the time the next World Cup arrives.
Twitterati react as Ben Stokes says goodbye to ODI Cricket
Stokes is best remembered for his 84-run knock in the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final against the New Zealand cricket team. Fans also remember how he scored a 52-ball 99 against the Indian cricket team in an away ODI last year in Pune.
Here are some of the top Twitter reactions to his retirement:
Ben Stokes is going to play his last ODI match on tommorow. He will retire from ODIs on tommorow. He has 2919 runs and 74 wickets in ODIs but most important part of his ODI career his Incredible performance in ODI WC 2019.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) July 18, 2022Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 18, 2022Advertisement
Ben Stokes will be playing his last ODI tomorrow against South Africa. A champion player for England in this format, espcially the heroics in the 2019 World Cup Final is unforgettable.Advertisement
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 18, 2022
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Ben Stokes will retire from ODI cricket following tomorrows game at Durham.
Won us the World Cup, job done ✅ pic.twitter.com/2nJd6UVgIs
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) July 18, 2022Advertisement
Crazy to think that the 2019 World Cup will end up being the only one that Ben Stokes ever plays in.
During it, he scored 465 runs @ 66.42 with a strike rate of 93.18. When you factor in that final as well – that's some way of leaving his mark on the tournament/format.Advertisement
— Yas Rana (@Yas_Wisden) July 18, 2022
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Ben Stokes retires from ODI cricket as a England hero ✨pic.twitter.com/jmTt0w48Z6
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 18, 2022
Ben Stokes giving up ODIs (one of the three formats) will be the new normal I feel @benstokes38
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 18, 2022
— Nish Navalkar (@YUVI_NISH) July 18, 2022
History will have it, Ben Stokes won England their first ever World Cup pic.twitter.com/bVwuws3lqM
— ° (@anubhav__tweets) July 18, 2022