What happened to Ben Stokes – Indefinite break from cricket

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What happened to Ben Stokes - Indefinite break from cricket
What happened to Ben Stokes - Indefinite break from cricket
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. His move comes just before the Test Series against India. As India will take on England in a five-Test series, the opposition team will be without their most crucial player. Craig Overton has been named as his replacement for the Test series against India. Ben Stokes, one of the best all-rounder at present has decided to take a break from cricket. He will miss the series vs India to focus on his mental health. His fans must be thinking What happened to Ben Stokes.

In this pandemic, players are going through hard and challenging times which affect their mental health. They have to spend significant amounts of time away from their family. They also have to live in bio bubbles which is extremely challenging. It has been almost 16 months in this type of environment which had a major impact on everyone’s well-being.

What happened to Ben Stokes?

Stokes had fractured the finger in mid-April while playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. This decision of taking break from cricket also came in view to rest his left index finger, which has not fully healed since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month.

Ben Stokes with his father
Ben Stokes with his father

The England All Rounder also lost his father a few months back. Ged Stokes, father of England all-rounder Ben Stokes, died after a year-long battle with brain cancer. At that time, Stokes was in South Africa with the England squad.

“Stokes has withdrawn from England’s Test squad ahead of the LV= Insurance Test series against India starting next week to prioritise his mental well-being and to rest his left index finger, which has not fully healed since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month.” England Cricket Board said in a statement on 30 July.