This is how twitter reacted to Stokes’ last over
To rely on a bowler like Stokes at the very last defining stage of the finals against a charging Windies would have been any captain’s decision, and especially when all other bowlers had their spells completed. Ben Stokes, the man of regent qualities since his early days in international cricket, was certainly amongst the best bets for England before the commencement of the tournament. But in just a matter of around 20 days, this England’s prodigious son ended up with bleak records that got a final stamping of inefficiency in the final match of the World T20.
Nightmares of the finals
Stokes took charge of defending the England target in the 11th over of the West Indian innings. Samuels, who by that time turned all domineering at the crease, took no time in dashing off Ben’s cutters for beautiful boundaries. When it was time to play hero for England in the final over, the pressure took the best of Stokes and he couldn’t do anything to prevent massive sixes from the West Indian Brathwaite. The match which was supposed to stretch till the final ball, got squeezed up short by the West Indian. Ben Stokes with his bowling spell of 0/41 in 2.4 overs turned out the most expensive bowler for England.
Surely Twitterati would have made it worst for him
He should have bowled with his wrong arm, it’s couldn’t have been worse #Stokes— CallingAllAstronauts (@CAA_Official) April 3, 2016
#Stokes. Great talent but I’m sorry, that last over was the bowling of a MORON!!!!!!!!— CROSSYHTAFC (@crossy50) April 3, 2016
never has this emoji ? been more appropriate.. #stokes— Tom Lawrence (@CL_908) April 3, 2016
Now nobody will say that Stuart Broad faced the worst moments a bowler can face in his life.#stokes #WT20Final— Fawäd Äbidi (@F_Abdi87) April 3, 2016
Hey #Broad..Meet ur brother whom u lost in #KumbhMela ?? #Stokes #WT20Final #ENGvWI #WIvsEng #WT20— Sameer Yadav (@thesameeryadav) April 3, 2016
It’s all my fault #stokes #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/vw3dHBobJt— ✪G͟͟R͟͟E͟͟G͟͟ (@GREGHampson) April 3, 2016
This,the moment that— Dr Waqas Younas (@WWaqasYounas) April 3, 2016
wll define rest of their lives#Brathwaite nor #Stokes
wll ever get past today#WT20Final #WT20 pic.twitter.com/sOTurrN62W
And they kept going
Marlon Samuels Knew #Stokes #WT20Final pic.twitter.com/cidLYZXPtg— Derek Goulding (@derekgoulding) April 3, 2016
Meanwhile Reaction of #Stokes #WT20Final #WT20 #WIvsEng pic.twitter.com/3qaGroC7w5— AkshaY KolhapuR FaN (@SinghRowdysingh) April 3, 2016
I thing before match #stokes took some bowlng lesson from #broad n Braithwaite from #yuvi— Sushil Patil (@SushilP67967079) April 3, 2016
Never rated #Stokes and I never will.— Who Dares Wins (@SimonPkcjones) April 3, 2016
Breaking news – #stokes has offered to bowl 2 more balls to equal #chrisbroad record to give away 6 6s. #WT20 #ICCWT20— samarth shrivastava (@samshri) April 3, 2016
Poor from the start!
Contrary to his past bowling records, Ben Stokes couldn’t live up to his standards throughout the whole tournament. Though he was able to bring crucial dismissals (3/26) in the semi-final match against New Zealand, his performances (0/42, 0/23, 1/28, 0/19 and 0/41) in the rest of the matches failed to produce any heat.