England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes awe-struck cricketing fans with a miraculous ton at Leeds during the 3rd Test match. His remarkable hundred led England to one of the most enthralling victories in the history of Test cricket.
The Durham star’s 135 was incited by the Australian opener David Warner whose chirping forced the all-rounder to play a knock of his life. Though Australia went on to retain the Ashes, the knock was the latest dramatic intervention from Stokes who had earlier in the summer guided England to World Cup glory against New Zealand.
Stokes revealed how Warner’s chirping helped him to score a ton. "I had extra personal motivation due to some things that were said to me out on the field on the evening of day three when I was trying to get through to stumps. A few of the Aussies were being quite chirpy, but in particular David Warner seemed to have his heart set on disrupting me”, he said.
“He just wouldn’t shut up for most of my time out there. I could accept it from just about any other opponent. Truly. Not from him, though”, he further added. Stokes is having a heroic year so far, starting from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to the Ashes series, he has done a wonderful job for England.