Former England fast bowler Dominic Cork believes that all-rounder Ben Stokes will become one of the greatest cricketers in the country. Stokes, the hero of England's World Cup triumph last year, played a brilliant innings of 176 in the second Test against the West Indies here, declaring the team's first innings at a strong score of 469 for 9 wickets.
“I really believe that he (Stokes) can be better at his way of playing,” Cork said in Sky Sports' show The Cricket Debate. He wants to bat, he wants to bowl, wants to work on his game and constantly wants to get better.
He said, “I know that he also works very hard on his bowling. Looking at this player, I feel that he will not only be the best in the world but will also become one of the best players we have ever had. I rate him so high. '
The former 48-year-old fast bowler feels that things have improved for this World Cup hero after the fighting incident in Bristol Bar three years ago. Last year, Stokes himself said that the incident and the matters related to it were the best lessons for him that led to 15 months of his bad career and after that he was able to improve himself.
Ravi Bopara also impressed
Former England batsman Ravi Bopara also spoke of a spectacular change in Stokes' attitude. He said, 'I think Ben has definitely changed. He made a mistake and learned a lot from it. He now looks like a strong cricketer. '
Bopara said, 'He is an aggressive personality and always has been, even when he is playing the play-station in the hotel room, he is like that but he is a very important role as an all-rounder in the team, he Making an impact with bat and ball, winning matches for England and his attitude has also changed since England started seeing him as their main player.