The World T20 final at the Eden Gardens was just a nightmare for England’s talented all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes was on cloud nine, up till that final, as he had a fantastic tour of South Africa and had been England’s best death over in the semi-final of the World T20 against New Zealand. However, that last over, where he was smashed for four consecutive sixes by Carlos Braithwaite spoilt his party and dampened his spirits.
However, England’s Stuart Broad feels that a tough outing in the final of the World T20 will just make Stokes a stronger person. In his interaction with the media, Broad admitted that the disastrous outing in Kolkata will just make Stokes stronger and more resilient. Broad also went on to say that Stokes was extremely talented and he could easily go on to become one of England’s greatest ever cricketers.
“This will play a big part in making him a very strong character,” Broad said. “You always learn more from making errors than from the good days. He’s got every attribute to be one of the best cricketers England’s ever had. I’m sure he will become that in the future.”
Broad also said that Stokes should forget the incident and not think about it for a long time. The world’s number one fast bowler also said Stokes should find ways in order to improve and overcome that incident.
“What he needs to do while he’s sitting at home is he will have to remember in his own mind how he was feeling, what would he do differently if he is in that situation again, was he rushed and did he take advice from the wrong people,” Broad added. “Then he’s got to decide all of that in his own mind, find the answers and put it to bed. Then you park it. You don’t watch it again and you never talk about it again until you finish playing. You just focus on what you can do to improve.”