I don’t want to be remembered as a guy who fights in the street: Ben Stokes
England all-rounder Ben Stokes believes the late night brawl in Bristol and its subsequent saga has forced to make a change in his lifestyle.
In September 2017, Stokes fall out in a street fight that led him to being arrested an faced court charges. But the Rajasthan Royals’ ace performer, when looked back into things, described that as the ‘best thing that could have happened to him.’
Stokes was found not guilty of affray by the Bristol Crown Court in August, 2018, and in December, the Discipline Commission of the England and Wales Cricket Board held a hearing and concluded his 15 month exile.
ECB Disciplinary committee, however, fined Ben Stokes and Alex Hales over the incident,
“It sounds silly but, could Bristol have been the best thing that could have happened to me? Who knows. But maybe in terms of my way of thinking,” Stokes said.
Revealing how things have turned around for him, Stokes told in an interview that he is determined to win the Cricket World Cup 2019 for England.
“I don’t want to be remembered as the guy who had a fight in the street. I want to do things on the field to be remembered for. If we win the World Cup, that becomes the first paragraph… doesn’t it?,”
The 27 year old all-rounder further uncovered saying, “I don’t go out any more.”
“I mean, I might go out for dinner, but I don’t go out-out (for long-nights) any more in England. I used to love going out and celebrating with the lads. But we can do that in the hotel and I don’t miss it. I don’t feel that urge any more. Once you make the transition to not doing it then you don’t miss it,” Ben Stokes said.