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RSS FeedsBen Stokes: `Fear is natural. It ebbs and flows. Just embrace it`
(The Guardian Sports News)


16 november 2019 10:31:17

Ben Stokes: `Fear is natural. It ebbs and flows. Just embrace it`
(The Guardian Sports News)

England all-rounder discusses his two extraordinary innings this summer, self-doubt and his views on the captaincy`The whole redemption thing?`Ben Stokes says as he raises an eyebrow on a quiet morning at Lordīs. He does not look convinced as all the intensity and the glory of the summer has long since drained away. Stokes helped England win the World Cup amid wild drama in July and then produced the most extraordinary comeback win in the history of the Ashes at Headingley six weeks later. Less than a year earlier he had been cleared of affray in Bristolīs crown court after an altercation outside a nightclub in September 2017 cost him the England vice-captaincy, his place on the last Ashes tour and threatened his freedom and career.He shrugs and smiles in a way which shows that his pride is still streaked with hurt. `People have tried to label this as Benīs redemption summer,` he suggests, slipping into the third person for the only time in our hour together. `I donīt see it like that at all. I see it as me going out and trying to do as well as I possibly can to help England win games.` Continue reading...

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