The Ashes series between England and Australia is underway in Birmingham as the hosts have made a brilliant start to the Test series by bowling the latter out on Day 1, thanks to some brilliant pace bowling from their attack.
All-rounder Ben Stokes also bowled beautifully but he only managed to take the wicket of Pat Cummins during the latter half of the innings. In an interview, Stokes said that watching Australian fans being nice to him is a little weird for him as it is not something that happens very often.
“It is weird Aussies trying to be nice to you. I think once you get out in the middle and cross the white line, the real competitive side of both teams will come out and Ashes becomes the biggest Test series being played in the world,” he said.