England Take a look at captain Ben Stokes shouldn’t be right here to play, he’s right here to win. And he’s doing that earlier than the sport even begins — by successful over our hearts.
On Monday, he introduced that he can be donating his match charges from the upcoming Take a look at sequence towards Pakistan to flood victims. “To be here after 17 years as a Test side is very exciting. There is a sense of responsibility amongst the playing and support group, and to be here is special,” he wrote. “The game has given me a lot in my life and I feel it’s only right to give something back that goes beyond cricket.” He concluded by hoping the donation goes in direction of rebuilding the flood affected areas.
This straightforward and tremendously type gesture has touched all our hearts. The sport is essential however some issues matter extra. And when a participant decides to honour that, he leaves a mark. We don’t know what’s going to occur within the Take a look at sequence however we all know that it has already turn out to be a big one, all via an act of kindness.
PM Shehbaz Sharif was fast to reply and respect Stokes’ empathetic gesture.
Cricketers Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Junaid Khan additionally re-shared his tweet and despatched him their nicely needs, welcoming him again.
Indian cricket followers, too, have been touched by this gesture.
True legend behaviour.
Let’s make the standing ovation occur!
Welcome again, staff England.