England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes has announced his retirement from ODI cricket. Stokes said on Monday that he would retire from ODI cricket after the first match against South Africa on July 19. However, before the start of this match, Ben Stokes has explained the reason for retiring from ODI cricket.
Ben Stokes spoke to former England captain Nasser Hussain in detail about his decision. The star all-rounder said, “There are many reasons for retiring. Schedule is one of them. I have to think about what is right for me.
However, Stokes realized this after the first ODI played against India. Stokes said, “After the first ODI played against India, it became clear to me that I am not able to fit in the England ODI team and because of me some deserving player has to sit out.” ‘
Stokes admitted this
Stokes further said, “I felt bad that I am not able to contribute the way I should contribute to the team. I should perform with both bat and ball. I felt that I was not progressing in this format. It was not possible for me to play in three formats.
Stokes, however, admitted that the idea of leaving any one format was always on his mind. However, Stokes has decided to give priority to Tests instead of ODI cricket.
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