Fans’ tweets are flowing again after ICC retweets Stokes over Sachin as ‘greatest cricketer of all time’.
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Twitter account is once again filled with outrageous replies after it repeated the ‘Ben Stokes over Sachin Tendulkar’ comment. The board’s twitter account had earlier posted an image from ICC World Cup 2019 when Ben Stokes received a memento from one of the best batsmen ever, Sachin Tendulkar. The picture was quoted “The greatest cricketer of all time and - Sachin Tendulkar.”
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 14, 2019
Stokes played a wonderful knock at Lord’s in the ICC World Cup 2019 final against New Zealand to pull out a Super Over which England won eventually after tying the score because they had more number of boundaries in the match.
Though Stokes’ knock was surely a treat to watch, fans didn’t think that he has surpassed the Indian batsman in terms of greatness. But, this time around, ICC retweeted the previous tweet quoting “Told you so” after Stokes’ heroics in the third Ashes Test at Headinley helped England level the five-match series against Australia. His partnership along with Jack Leach pulled out almost an impossible task as the hosts needed 73 runs to win with just one wicket in hand.
Told you so 😉 https://t.co/b4SFcEVDWk
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2019
Fans from all around the world and Tendulkar himself agreed that Stokes deserved all the praise for his match winning knock, but none of the fans could agree upon rating the English star above the ‘God of Cricket.’
One has 15,921 Runs in tests 18426 ODIs, Averaging 54 and 45.
Other has 3479 in tests and 2628
in ODIs. averaging 35 and 40.
Shall I talk about centuries??
— Nick (@discoverlyours) August 27, 2019
Pathetic from icc
— Rohit Singh ♈️ (@rs_social15) August 27, 2019
Just that you are saying so don't think that we are going to believe
Greatest cricketer of all time is @sachin_rt , rest everything starts after him in cricket world
Did you get it?
— Mr. Sethi (@sethisahab_) August 27, 2019
— Water Boy of Indian Test Team (@Jal_Devta) August 27, 2019
God bless you, ICC.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 27, 2019
Way too much of acclaim for a man of a few matches 😂😂
— DR Singh (@iDRaaj) August 27, 2019
Stokes has moved up to second position in the list of all rounders after he scored 135 not out and also took four wickets in the match which gave him 44 points to climb up from third to second spot where he reached in September 2017. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder still remains on top with 433 points, 22 more than Stokes.
England will play Australia in the fourth Ashes test at Old Trafford, Manchester starting from Wednesday.
Feature Image Courtesy: AFP/ Dibyangshu Sarkar