Emerging from the 'ashes' of their first innings, England registered a historic win in the Leeds Test, thus stopping Australia from taking away the series.
The man behind it: Ben Stokes. Sir Ben Stokes. Legendary Ben Stokes. Almighty Ben Stokes.
Those are not the titles I have given him, they have been given by people. His people and ours; basically everyone around the planet who follows cricket.
Arise Sir @benstokes38. You absolute hero. Best test match ever. Unbelievable!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 25, 2019
Repeating his World Cup heroics, the man scored 135 runs to get England a 1-wicket victory after they were bundled out for 67 in their first innings. Chasing the target of 359 in the second innings, what were the chances? None on papers, many in minds of a crazy man.
You will read a lot of things about this man and this match in coming days, here are some of them for now.
Unbefuckinglievable! 🐐— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) August 25, 2019
For your #MondayMojo: The usual measures of cricketing prowess—number of centuries, number of matches played etc.—cannot define @benstokes38 He’ll be a legend even if he plays no more. His feats this summer are about Xtreme passion. He’s not a cricketer-he’s a Marvel Superhero https://t.co/QrtqPtCnUS— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 26, 2019
Imagine being Man of the Match in the greatest ODI ever played and Man of the Match in the most stunning chase in Ashes history, all in the space of six weeks. It’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of what Ben Stokes has achieved this season.— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) August 26, 2019
New Zealand in July & Australia in August.— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) August 25, 2019
Ben Stokes has conquered an entire continent in the span of two months.
He’s truly British. #Ashes
One of the great innings you will ever see. England won it as much as Australia lost it. There is no greater sport than test cricket. May it long survive.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 25, 2019
You always have a second innings in life. Even if you have made 67 all out. That is what test cricket has always told us. You never never give up.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 25, 2019
Someone please write a Ben Stokes long form and have it ready by like today.— Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) August 26, 2019
Man has lived more in the past two years than most will in several lifetimes.
Please @benstokes38 bring it back for us again. If you do this I’ll name my first child after you— Martin 2 Smoove (@Martin2Smoove) August 25, 2019