It is no secret that the talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes has long been thought of a leader within the dressing room as his ability to contribute in all the three departments of the game makes him an extremely valuable player. The 28-year was handed the Test vice-captaincy after the resignation of the opening batsman Alastair Cook.
But, the chances of him leading England were dented with the late night Bristol incident which led the authorities to take away Stokes’ leadership role. However, ever since his reinstallation in the national team, the Christchurch born has shown an exemplary behavior. Moreover, the shrewd player added that the incident helped him to grow as a person and make better decisions for future.
“Leading your country is a massive honor and this is something everyone dreams about. If you get the opportunity and they ask you to do it, you’re not going to say no, but at the moment that’s not in my mind,” Ben Stokes added as he opened up on taking England’s captaincy.