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Ben Stokes' Sportsmanship in the Finals will Amaze You…

Thursday, July 18, 2019 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Despite it being 4 days since the World Cup Final, the kerfuffle hasn’t died down yet and with good reason. The match was an absolute cracker of a game with several last-minute twists. One such moment was the one in which the ball deflecting off Ben Stokes’ bat went for 4 overthrow runs. This was a turning point in the game because it brought the score from 9 required off 3 to 3 required off 2. New information that has come to light suggests that Ben Stokes displayed absolute sportsmanship when the incident took place. Stokes not only apologized for the runs he also did something else.

England pacer James Anderson revealed: “The etiquette in cricket is if the ball is thrown at the stumps and it hits you and goes into a gap in the field you don’t run. But if it goes to the boundary, in the rules it’s four and you can’t do anything about it. I think, talking to Michael Vaughan who saw him after the game, Ben Stokes actually went to the umpires and said, ‘Can you take that four runs off. We don’t want it’.” He added: “It was truly an incredible question to ask of the umpires, considering the gravity of the situation and the fact it would have left England struggling to force a tie after 50 overs of batting.” It was an incredible gesture from the all-rounder who has not only won the game but has also won hearts.

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