The player which has given the trophy of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to his team is not interested in becoming the torchbearer for his country. On Friday (16th November), the England allrounder Ben Stokes has cleared that he is not in the race of being a captain.
Ben Stokes is the crucial part of the England team. Most importantly, his role in the mega event is unforgettable. In 11 matches played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, he scored 465 runs and picked seven wickets. His role in the match-winning super-over was remarkable.
Captaincy is a huge burden
In Ashes 2019, he single-handedly let the team won the third Test match. He was the vice-captain of England in that five-match home Test series against Australia. The player has been given a long break as he has not played a match after Ashes.
The player has recently claimed that neither he is good in leading the team nor interested in captaincy. He believes that the captaincy brings an added duty which he feels a burden for him.
“That’s not an aspiration of mine. It’s just not one of those things I’m not desperate to do,” Stokes told the BBC’s Today programme.
“It’s a huge burden to carry because everything falls back on you, especially if it goes bad, and you never know how you’ll handle that pressure until you walk out onto the field as England captain. So I’ve got no idea how I’d handle it if I did it but, as I say, it’s not an aspiration of mine.” Stokes said.
Ben Stokes wants to be a coach in future
New Zealand-born Ben Stokes has played 57 Test matches, 95 ODIs and 23 T20Is for England. The allrounder detects that he can not be far from the game. He wants to be a coach in future which will keep his closure to cricket.
“I guess there always comes a time when you have to start seriously thinking about it and I always say I’d love to be a coach in the future,” he added.