I would change the success of 2019 for the health of the father: Ben Stokes
LONDON: England all round Ben stokes He said he would change the extraordinary success he experienced in 2019 if that meant his father would be happy, healthy and watch him play Cricket .
Stokes father Gerard Stokes , who had traveled to Johannesburg to see his son play in the England test series against South Africa, was admitted to a city hospital with a serious illness.
The condition of the 64-year-old has improved considerably and Stokes could play for England in the first Test he lost by 107 races.
"There have been some unbelievable highs, and some real lows, but to see out the year with my dad in hospital has put things into perspective. If someone could say 'I'll take everything away from you that happened this summer, but your dad is happy, healthy and watching you play Cricket ' then I'd say yeah, swap it," he wrote in his column for 'Daily Mirror.'
The tour in general has been difficult for England, as several players were ruled out due to a viral epidemic that seemed to have swept the team before and during the first Test. 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, he said.