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Sir Ian Botham calls Stokes a special player

Sir Ian Botham calls Stokes a special player

English all-rounder Ben Stokes has gathered praise from all around the world after his stupendous innings against Australia which helped England in winning the 3rd Ashes Test from an almost impossible situation.

While some people called it the greatest Test innings, others felt that Stokes is on his way to becoming the greatest all-rounder ever to represent England. Great English all-rounder Sir Ian Botham was also genuinely impressed with the performance of Stokes in Headingley as he went on to call him a special player.

“It takes a remarkable man. I said this morning that somebody had to front up and somebody has to be strong. I've banged Ben Stokes' drum for a long time now and I know other players when they've seen him, you think there's something special. He's the special one, he is very, very valuable to cricket full stop, not just England,” he added.