Delighted England fans demand Ben Stokes be KNIGHTED after his triumphant exploits in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan after hitting an unbeaten 52 to take them home in echo of his brilliance in 2019
Jubilant England fans have called for Ben Stokes to be knighted after his heroics delivered more World Cup glory.
The England talisman hit an unbeaten 52 from 49 balls as he chased a 138 goal with five wickets in hand to beat Pakistan in Melbourne.
It means England are now reigning world champions in the 20+ and 50-plus formats after Stokes was also instrumental in their 2019 final victory over New Zealand at Lord’s.
Delighted England fans demanded Ben Stokes be knighted after yet more World Cup heroics
Stokes reached an unbeaten 52 as England chased a 138 win over Pakistan
And happy fans reacted to Stokes’ latest inspired triumph by calling on King Charles to make him Sir Ben Stokes in the next Honors List.
‘Why isn’t Ben Stokes a Knight of the Realm yet?! What the guy has to do?! Amazing career,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another posted: ‘Knight Ben Stokes NOW’. Every f**king last man, he just becomes this invincible 6ft+ ginger conqueror who is totally infallible. Cricket is home.
Another tweet read: “If Charles doesn’t knight Ben Stokes I’m kicking off – what a player.”
Stokes added the T20 World Cup to the 50+ version he played a big part in in 2019
Happy fans flocked to Twitter to demand Stokes be knighted after the win
Another post read, “Just give him the knighthood now. Short of superlatives for this guy. Quite possibly the best cricketer I’ve seen play for England in my life. Say hello to @benstokes38.’
Another said: ‘Sir Ben Stokes? It is surely time!
Another fan suggested an even greater honor for Stokes, who grew up in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth: “Benjamin”. Andrew. Stokes. Knight him. Declare Cumbria an independent nation and make him king.
England captain Jos Buttler has hailed the “ultimate competitor” Stokes after another game-winning batting performance in a World Cup final.
“He’s the ultimate competitor in everything he does,” Buttler said on Sky Sports.
“He also has a lot of experience to draw on, he can take a lot on his shoulders. Sometimes you think it must be time for him to go and get us over that line, but he timed it perfectly. .