The English star Stokes happy to change the success of 2019 for the good health of his father
London, January 1 (AFP) The Englishman Ben Stokes has insisted that he would exchange all the personal success he had in 2019 if it meant that his father was no longer in the hospital.
Stokes' participation in this month's first Test against South Africa, which saw several England players fight in Centurion after an error spread by the team, was questioned when his father, Ged, who had traveled to see to his son, he was admitted. to a Johannesburg hospital with what the team spokesman said was a serious illness.
The 64-year-old was admitted to intensive care, but his condition improved enough for his son to play in a game that England lost by 107 runs to be 1-0 behind in the four-test series.
Ged Stokes remains in the hospital, with his wife Deborah by his side, while the rest of the Stokes family moved to Cape Town, the scene of Ben's best 258 professionals four years ago, for the start of the second test Friday
This year has been successful for Stokes, who played a key role in England's exciting victory in the World Cup final over New Zealand before a remarkable undefeated century ensured a dramatic victory in a wicket in the third Ashes Test against Australia in Headingley.
But writing in his column for the British newspaper Daily Mirror published on Tuesday, England's vice-captain Stokes recently voted for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year in a public poll, he said: At the end of the most memorable years, it seems to me quite difficult to summarize 2019 right now.
There have been some incredible ups and downs and some real lows, but seeing the year with my dad in the hospital has put things in perspective If someone could say 'I will take away everything that happened this summer, but your dad is happy, healthy and looks at you play cricket ', then I would say yes, change it. - 'Damn Tour' -
The versatile Durham, 28, added that his father had undergone an incredible change, but he still had a long way to go, as he thanked the medical staff for their fantastic attention.
Meanwhile, starting batter Dominic Sibley has become the last victim of illness in the England camp, and a team spokesman said Monday that 11 members of the game team, as well as six support staff members, had Sick at some point since the arrival of the team. South Africa earlier this month.
We have nicknamed it 'The Cursed Tour' so far because it was not a great moment for us in terms of the team trying to build an important series of tests, Stokes said.
It will never be an excuse, but I hope people can understand that physically and mentally it was a great challenge to get up at night, not sleep, not eat. Everything has an effect and in the course of a match really feel it. Stokes, however, was eager to play again in the picturesque Newlands, which is one of my favorite terrains in the world for obvious reasons. (AFP) PM PM