Benjamin Andrew Stokes
Benjamin Andrew Stokes or commonly known as Ben Stokes is an English International Cricketer and former vice-captain of the England Test team. Stokes was born and brought up in New Zealand, later on, he moved to England with his family at the age of 12. He learnt the game in English conditions and became the all-rounder that bowls right-arm-fast-medium but is a lefty when it comes to batting. His father Gerard Stokes represented New Zealand in International Rugby leagues, but he goes well on his mother because she was a cricketer. Ben Stokes is the highest paid overseas player of the IPL in 2017 and 2018.
|Nickname:||Stokesy, The Hurt Locker, Rocky|
|Height (approx.):||6’ 0”|
|Weight (approx.):||80 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||4 June 1991|
|Age (as on 2017):||26 years|
|Birth Place:||Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Gemini|
|Test:||5 December 2013 vs Australia against Adelaide|
|ODI:||25 August 2011 vs Ireland against Dublin|
|T20:||23 September 2011 vs West Indies against London|
|Jersey Number:||#67 (England )|
#55 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team:||New Zealand, Durham, England, England Lions, England XI, Melbourne Renegades|
|Nature on the field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||Australia|
|Favourite Shot:||Pull Shot|
- He scored the fastest century as an English batsman in 85 balls against Kiwis in the first test of 2015 Test series in Lords
- He had the joint record of most Test centuries by an English left-hander from 6-11 position alongside Peter Parfitt.
- He is the 9th England cricketer who had hit more than 3 centuries and taken more than 40 wickets in red ball cricket.
- Alongside Jonny Bairstow, Ben holds the record 6th wicked stand of 399 runs against South Africa (Test)
|Hobbies:||Playing Tennis, driving, listening music|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Vivian Richards, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Glen McGrath|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Sydney Cricket Ground, Wankhede Cricket Stadium|
|Favourite sports personalities:||John McEnroe, Roger Federer|
|Favourite Food:||Bombay Duck, Prawn Curry, Chingri Prawns, Mutton Biryani, Sushi, Baigan Bharta, Crab Masala|
|Favourite Actors:||Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar|
|Favourite Films:||Sholay, Coming to America|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||SD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri, Dire Straits, U2|
|Favourite Destinations:||New Zealand, Mussoorie|
|Career Turning Point|
- His international career came to life in 2013-2014 Ashes series in Australia
|Cars Collection:||Nissan GT-R, BMW “30 Jahre M5″Limited Edition, BMW i8, BMW X5 M50d, BMW 760Li, BMW X5M|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marriage Date:||14 October 2017|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|IPL 11:||12.5 Crore|
- Ben Stokes became 1st English and 6th player to be given a rare kind of out that is Obstructing the field.
- His famous controversy was the Bristol city club Brawl
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Ben doesn’t smoke
- Ben takes alcohol
- He is a New Zealander by birth.
- He and his family moved from New Zealand in 2003 to northern England.
- He scored the second-fastest Test century (163 Balls) against South Africa in Cape Town in 2015
- He is a son of a Rugby player who represented New Zealand in international rugby leagues.
- He goes well on his mother because she was a cricketer
- He loves tattoos
- He is the highest paid overseas player of the IPL of 2017 and 2018.