Stokes and Root seen enjoying cricket on street

Prince Singh / 22 April 2016
Ben Stokes

England’s Ben Stokes has had a tough time of late. After performing brilliantly in South Africa, Stokes and his English teammates were all set to become the World T20 champions until Carlos Brathwaite happened.

Bowling to win the World Twenty20, Carlos Brathwaite hit him for four consecutive sixes in the final over to hand West Indies a famous victory at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

But it looks like the England all-rounder has finally moved on from the incident.

A couple of videos have surfaced on the internet which showed Stokes and his international teammate Joe Root enjoying a game of cricket on the streets of London.

In the first video, Stokes is seen bowling to Root. Root judges the ball outside the off-stump and lets it go.


In the second video,part-time bowler Root, who performed brilliantly as a spinner in the final against the West Indies, switched to fast bowling.

Left-handed batsman Stokes was the man at the crease as right-handed bowler Root ran in and castled him. The wicket led to a jubilant celebration from Root that sees him run past Stokes down the alley, punching the air and disappear round the corner.

Root also shared a tweet about the incident that said: “It’s taken me 14 years to get you out but well worth it!”

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