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‘I just want my friend to be okay' - Joe Root throws support behind Ben Stokes as England all-rounder takes break from cricket

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Ben Stokes has the ‘full support' of England's squad, says Joe Root
England Test captain Joe Root says he hopes Ben Stokes ‘can get himself back to being Ben Stokes again' and ‘put himself first' after the all-rounder announced he would be taking an indefinite break from cricket.
Looking to protect his mental health and rest his injured finger, Stokes, 30, pulled out of England's upcoming five-match Test series versus India on Saturday and has made no mention of a possible return date.
Stokes - a star in all formats of the game and England's hero in the 2019 World Cup final - has received...
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Joe Root 'just wants Ben Stokes to be okay' as England captain prepares for India Test series

Joe Root 'just wants Ben Stokes to be okay' as England captain prepares for India Test series

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Root's thoughts were with him his friend Stokes even though his task, starting at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, will be considerably tougher for the absence of the 'irreplaceable' all-rounder.
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Joe Root more interested in Ben Stokes' welfare than him as England matchwinner

Joe Root more interested in Ben Stokes' welfare than him as England matchwinner

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

England captain Joe Root admits the Test side is simply not the same without Ben Stokes but is more interested in his welfare as a mate than a matchwinner.
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