The IPL fever is slowly catching up among the cricket lovers all around the world.
The simple answer is ‘yes’. Now, his responsibility is to justify this price by offering consistent performances in IPL and make Pune win this edition of IPL. Today, nobody asks who is Ben Stokes? Five years back, you might have heard someone asking this question.
Stokes had an uneventful start to his international career and he was struggling with some disciplinary actions due to his bad temperament. He fought his way back hard and now, this man is being considered as one of the best all-rounders in the world. His belligerent knock of 257 against South Africa was a treat to watch and Stokes also showed the world his bowling skills with consistent match winning spells. When you look at his current form, he definitely deserves this price.
Ben Stokes was a completely depleted man after the assault against him by the West Indian cricketer Carlos Brathwaite in the world T20 final in 2016. The West Indian hit four consecutive sixes of Stoke’s final over to help the West Indies win the world cup. It was one of the worst moments in the life of Ben Stokes as a cricketer but like a true champion, he came back strongly by delivering match winning performances consistently.
Today, people all around the world know all about IPL and it has become the biggest T20 club cricket tournament in the world.
Teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore are full of superstars like Virat Kohli, De Villiers and Chris Gayle and, the excellent performances of David Warner helped Sun Risers Hyderabad win the 2016 IPL.
Pune Super Giants also has superstars like MS Dhoni, Ashwin, Stokes, Faf du Plessis and Steve Smith. It can be said without an iota of doubt that the Pune team is going to make life difficult for other teams in this year’s IPL with the inclusion of Stokes.
Stokes is a flamboyant cricketer and his aggressive style and fearless attitude is going to add more glamour to the already glamorous IPL.