The ongoing Pink test match between India and England at the Motera Stadium hasn’t been going well for England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes. The all-rounder hasn’t really been able to deliver the best of his abilities in the ongoing four-match series.
Though, he started off with the series well on a good note by playing a stunning knock of 82 runs in the first test match. Infact, during the second innings, Ben was able to pick the wicket of the Indian skipper to help England thrash the hosts by 227 runs. However, ever since then, things have gone downhill for him. He hasn’t been able to give the best of his abilities with both bat and ball in the second Test match.
And if this wasn’t it, Stokes has made things worse for himself with his on-field actions. England’s star all-rounder, Stokes who was positioned at the slip cordon, made a good effort to claim the ball. However, the umpires were not convinced and decided to go for the third umpire. The replays showed that the ball touched the ground before Stokes claimed it. As a result, the umpire gave his decision in Shubman Gill’s favor.
However, Stokes and his teammates were not happy with the decision as they claimed that the catch was ‘clean and safe’. Stokes and his teammates were not convinced with the decision as the skipper Joe Root was seen complaining to the umpire.
Meanwhile, as Ben took the catch, social media was soon flooded with interesting reactions from cricketers, experts, and fans. There were many who came up with hilarious tweets and memes and started trolling the star all-rounder.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
‘You cannot do that, Ben Stokes!’
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 24, 2021
TV umpire was a bit too quick for my liking with that not out call considering that soft signal was out. But it was the right call. Enough evidence to over rule the on- field soft signal.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 24, 2021
Not out https://t.co/YBKlkeQdDP
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 24, 2021
Ben Stokes literally picked that ball up from ground and then acts as if he caught it above his head. #INDvENG #INDvsENG
— Wanderer (@DisDatNothin) February 24, 2021
Ben Stokes after everyone saw the replay of the Catch #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/Nl40ZivIj3
— No One (@idesrvbetter) February 24, 2021
What a stupid argument to review more angles just like with #pujara catch. The reason for viewing more angles then was to find one that makes a decision conclusive. The very first angle of #BenStokes catch was conclusive that it grassed. To top it, stokes laughing #ENGvIND
— kishore kunal (@kkunal79) February 24, 2021
Ben Stokes ! Nice (Over)acting#NarendraModiStadium #AskRubi #INDvENG #Stokes
— Mohan (@I_Mohan_GR) February 24, 2021
Rare moments Virat kholi saying Ben stokes to Ben stokes ?
#INDvENG #NarendramodiStadium pic.twitter.com/0CJ7o0ILoh
— चारsauबीस (@charsau20) February 24, 2021
Wo wo wo wo…
You cant do that Ben Stokes. Splly in the modern Game. #INDvENG
— OMK (-_•) (@OKbeingOK) February 24, 2021
It's clearly touching the ground. I don't know why Ben Stokes even appealed for that one. Joe Root getting disappointed for no reason. #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/6dNaPj4nyc
— UrMiL07™ (@urmilpatel30) February 24, 2021
@benstokes38 Ben stokes cheat & camera clear catch @ICC why not ban him for 1 match ya 5 match … it’s a gentlemen game not need cheater in cricket https://t.co/O1DE08xwm3
— MRUGESH PARMAR ?? (@IamMrugesh) February 24, 2021
Did Virat Kohli just call Ben Stokes Ben Stokes? ?
— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) February 24, 2021