Ben Stokes Winning OBE Honour After Ashes And World Cup 2019 Heroics Shocks Twitterati

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Ben Stokes had an amazing summer in 2019 for the English team where he won them the World Cup and played one of the greatest Ashes of all time. Read more.

Written By Mrigank Pandey | Mumbai | Updated On:
Ben Stokes OBE

English all-rounder Ben Stokes has been honoured by the British Empire by being conferred with the Order of British Empire (OBE) medal. The medal rewards extraordinary citizens of Britain who have excelled in their respective fields. Along with Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, England's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, and red-ball captain Joe Root were also felicitated with honours.

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Ben Stokes OBE: Cricketer's extraordinary form

In the last year, Ben Stokes has proved his worth as one of English cricket's biggest assets. The striking all-rounder helped England lift its first-ever World Cup in 2019 when they defeated a formidable New Zealand in the World Cup Final. A few days later, Ben Stokes played his heroic Headingley innings to keep England in the hunt for the Ashes. Ben Stokes' contributions in crunch situations heavily bolstered his image as one of the world's best modern talents. 

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Twitterati expresses shock over Ben Stokes OBE

Twitter, however, was a little confused as despite his amazing performances on the field, Ben Stokes OBE has been involved in a few scuffles off the field. Riddled with off-field issues throughout his cricketing career, Ben Stokes landed in hot water during the England tour of South Africa when he got into a verbal altercation with a fan in the crowd, who likened him to pop sensation Ed Sheeran. Stokes proceeded to abuse the spectator and his actions were not received well by all despite some fans turning up in his support. Here is how fans reacted to the Ben Stokes OBE ceremony on Twitter.

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Ben Stokes OBE will return to India as a part of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. The Rajasthan Royals begin the quest for their second IPL title on April 2 when they face the Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. 

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