Star all-rounder Ben Stokes had sneaked off for a “cigarette break” for his relaxation before of the Super Over during last year’s epic World Cup final.This sneak revealed in a new book on England’s triumph.
On July 14, 2019, England had uphold their first men’s 50-over World Cup title. After triumphing New Zealand by virtue of a contentious boundary count-back rule as scores were binded even after the Super Over. It was a speakable one of the greatest finals in the Cup history.
On it’s first anniversary of the historic triumph, from a book ‘Morgan’s Men. The Inside Story of England’s Rise from Cricket World Cup Humiliation to Glory’ has published the pressure that Stokes felt on that day at Lord’s.
“Finding a quiet spot as the frenzy of the Super Over approached was hard in a ground packed out with 27,000 supporters and television cameras following the players from the middle, through the Long Room and up the stairs to the dressing room,” authors Nick Hoult and Steve James wrote and the excerpt has been published by stuff.co.nz.
Ben stoke is covered in dirt and sweat. He has batted for two hours and 27 minutes of unbelievable tension. So he wanted to refresh himself for few minutes. He goes to the back of the England dressing room, past the attendant’s little office and into the showers. There he lights up a cigarette to make him relaxed.
England unforgettable achievement was obtained by his plus eight runs in the Super over as well as his match unbeaten 84 support.