Udayavni Special

Never asked umpire to cancel four off overthrow in WC final: Stokes


PTI, Jul 31, 2019, 11:38 AM IST

London: With his “hand on heart”, England’s World Cup hero Ben Stokes says he never asked the umpires to cancel the four runs off an overthrow during the epic final against New Zealand.

One of the biggest turning points of the July 14 final was the overthrow on the fourth ball of the final over bowled by Trent Boult.

In a bid to complete his second run, a diving Stokes, his bat outstretched, accidentally deflected the ball coming from the deep mid-wicket region to the third man boundary.

“I saw all of that. I was thinking to myself, did I say that? But hand on heart, I did not go up to the umpires and say something like that to the umpires,” Stokes said in the latest episode of BBC podcast ‘Tuffers and Vaughan’.

Stokes, who remained not out on 84 at the end of regulation play before swinging his bat again in the Super Over, said he apologised to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper Tom Latham as the ball rolled past the boundary.

“I went straight to Tom Latham and said ‘Mate, I am so sorry’, looked over to Kane (Williamson) and said ‘I’m sorry’,” he said.

Stokes’ England teammate James Anderson had earlier claimed that the all-rounder had asked for the four overthrow runs to be cancelled.

Stokes said he has seen the 50th over of the England inning multiple times since the July 14 evening at Lord’s and said it was “nerve-wracking to watch” despite the fact that his team is already a World Cup winner.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Republic Day violence: Delhi court grants bail to man, says no specific role assigned to him

Are you willing to marry her, SC asks man accused of raping girl, grants protection from arrest

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily distances himself from ‘G-23’ Jammu meet

Mandatory FASTag to help save Rs 20k cr per annum on fuel: Gadkari

Karnataka SSLC Exam final time-table announced: Check details

’93 tiger deaths in 3 years, 25 due to poaching’

Why hesitate when PM is getting vaccinated, says Min while appealing to people to come forward for inoculation



Related Articles More

Another winning chase: Afridi, Wiese lead Lahore to victory

No stopping Padikkal as Karnataka seal last-8 berth

Olympic gymnast Hernandez enjoys solid return at Winter Cup

I have stopped thinking about landmarks long back: Ashwin on Kumble’s 619 wicket-mark

Sports Ministry restores recognition of Gymnastics Federation of India

MUST WATCH

Ones I trusted the most, betrayed me: Dr. B. R Shetty

The entire COVID-19 Vaccination Process completed within 30 minutes

Chikmagalur: Locals apprehend dacoits after cinematic chase

I request BJP senior leaders not to trust HD Kumaraswamy and BJP must not form an alliance with the JDS: C P Yogeshwar

Problem! in Cowin App

Latest Additions

Republic Day violence: Delhi court grants bail to man, says no specific role assigned to him

Are you willing to marry her, SC asks man accused of raping girl, grants protection from arrest

Mangaluru: Vehicles seized by police rotting away in stations

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily distances himself from ‘G-23’ Jammu meet

Mandatory FASTag to help save Rs 20k cr per annum on fuel: Gadkari

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.