Ben Stokes with his ICC Test Team of the Decade cap.© Instagram
England star Ben Stokes was one of the most impactful all-rounder of the past decade and was honored by the International Cricket Council, who named him on its Test and ODI teams of the decade. Stokes took to social media on Wednesday to thank ICC and say he is proud to get the caps for both teams. However, Stokes also added a little joke that the Test Team of the Decade’s cap looks a bit too much like the ‘Baggy Green’ worn by England’s biggest rivals, Australia.
“Very proud of both caps, one of them just doesn’t seem right, it’s a bit BAGGY and GREEN, thanks @icc,” he wrote on Instagram, along with photos of him wearing both caps.
ICC saw the funny side of it and took to Twitter to apologize for the joke.
“Sorry @ BenStokes38!” ICC tweeted with a smiling emoji.
– ICC (@ICC) December 31, 2020
The New Zealand-born all-rounder is one of the most exciting cricketers of the decade.
In 67 tests, Stokes scored 4428 runs with an average of 37.84, while also picking 158 wickets. In ODIs, he has 2682 runs and 70 wickets in 95 matches.
Stokes played heroic innings in the 2019 World Cup final to help England take the trophy for the first time. He followed that up with his match-winning knock in the Ashes Test in Headingley, taking England to victory in dramatic circumstances.
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