Ben Stokes Hits Back At Virat Kohli For His Comments On Edgbaston’s Size

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Ben Stokes Hits Back At Virat Kohli For His Comments On Edgbaston’s Size

The debacle of the Indian cricket team in the World Cup 2019 is still afresh in everyone’s mind. Team India was unbeaten until they met the World Cup-winning team England in their 7th match of the tournament. It was a do-or-die match for the England cricket team and they made full use of the opportunity. …


Ben Stokes Hits Back At Virat Kohli For His Comments On Edgbaston’s Size

The debacle of the Indian cricket team in the World Cup 2019 is still afresh in everyone’s mind. Team India was unbeaten until they met the World Cup-winning team England in their 7th match of the tournament. It was a do-or-die match for the England cricket team and they made full use of the opportunity.

During the match, England cricket team after winning the toss went on to post a mammoth total of 337 runs at the Edgbaston cricket stadium. Chasing this total, the Indian cricket team got off to a horror start, as they lost their opener, KL Rahul, early, however, the dynamic duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 138 runs for the 2nd wicket. Though they made a lot of efforts but they were not able to take the team past the finish line.
After India was defeated by the England cricket team, Virat Kohli had said:
The toss was vital, especially looking at the boundaries that are this short. Bizarre that it just falls in place with the boundary limitations and with a flat pitch such as this. It’s crazy that things fall in place like that randomly. It’s the first time we are experiencing this,” Kohli had said.
“If batsmen are able to reverse sweep, sweep you for a six on a 59-meter boundary you can’t do much as a spinner. They had to be smarter with their lines as it was difficult to contain runs with one short boundary.”
Ben Stokes Hits Back At Virat Kohli For His Comments On Edgbaston’s Size
Recently, England all-rounder Ben Stokes said that it was weird to see Virat Kohli complaining about the size of the cricket ground after losing the game. In his book,  ‘Ben Stokes on Fire’, the World Cup-winning all-rounder, discussed about a lot of things. In the book, Ben Stokes wrote that it was the  ‘worst complaint’ one could make as a captain. He wrote:
“… it was weird to hear India captain Kohli whingeing about the size of the boundaries at the post-match presentation ceremony. I have never heard such a bizarre complaint after a match. It’s actually the worst complaint you could ever make,”
Besides this, he also talked about the final clash match. He wrote:
There was no room for manoeuvre now. Defeat to Australia had simplified the equation. To win the World Cup from here, we had to beat both India at Edgbaston and New Zealand at my Durham base of Chester- le- Street.
“I never thought I would cry on a cricket field. Now I had done it two or even three times in the space of five minutes. I couldn’t have cared less, of course,