Vibrant English all-rounder Ben Stokes, after scoring a terrific ton to lead England win a thriller of 2 runs against South Africa, has fallen into a troublesome knee injury and will have to undergo a scan of left knee. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ তবে কি চ্যাম্পিয়ন্স ট্রফিতে দেখা যাবে না স্টোকসকে?]
“It comes and goes. I have bad days and good days” – said Ben Stokes to BBC sport. “I’m not sure if it is a weary or not, it might just be wear and tear. Hopefully we’ll get a clearer picture।”
The rising English superstar noted that he is feeling pain on landing during his bowling, “It’s just the bowling. When I land on the floor I get a pain on the outside of my knee, so we just need to find out what that is।”
Talking about his spell in the second ODI, Stokes said, “I was able to bowl, but at the end of my third over I started to feel it. It’s a confidence thing as well. If I feel the knee I don’t feel I’m running through the crease properly.”
English captain Eoin Morgan, although felt not so worried about the troublesome issue of one of his prime weapons for the Champions Trophy, said, “We are monitoring how it reacts after bowling, because it’s bowling that aggravates it. He is crucial to our campaign, so hopefully we will have a fit Ben Stokes for the Champions Trophy.”
“He hates missing out. He always wants to be involved. With the form he is in, I won’t be the one telling him he is not playing” – Morgan said.