England all-rounder Ben Stokes announces retirement from ODIs
31-year-old, Star England all-rounder and 2019 World Cup final hero Ben Stokes made a surprise announcement to retire from ODI cricket saying, playing three formats become ‘unsustainable’ for him.
In a statement on social networking site Instagram, Ben Stokes said, “I will be playing my last one-day for England on Tuesday in Durham.”
The English captain said, “I have decided to step away from this format. It was a very difficult decision for me because I enjoyed every moment playing for England with my teammates and our journey was wonderful.”
He said that this decision was not difficult in the sense that in fact I was not able to give my 100 percent in this format and now all the three formats are a source of uncertainty for me.
The ODI against South Africa in Durham will be the last match of Ben Stokes career.
England Test captain Ben Stokes is famous for his memorable performance in the World Cup 2019 final against New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground where he played a pivotal role in England becoming the first ever world champions.
The 31-year-old legendary all-rounder will play his last ODI against South Africa on Tuesday, but will continue his Test cricket career as captain and T20.