England’s World Cup final hero Ben Stokes has denied the statement of his teammate James Anderson suggesting that the all-rounder went to the umpire asking to cancel the four runs awarded to England after his infamous deflection off the bat.
"I saw all of that. I was thinking to myself, did I say that? But hand on heart, I did not go up to the umpires and say something like that to the umpires. I went straight to Tom Latham and said 'Mate, I am so sorry', looked over to Kane (Williamson) and said 'I'm sorry'," Stokes said.
During the final over in England's chase of 241 on July 14 at Lord's, a throw from the deep ricocheted off a diving Stokes' bat and ran away to the boundary fence. As a result, Kumar Dharmasena signaled six runs for the incident.