Ben Stokes accused of ‘bad captaincy’, cricket fans criticized England’s star player after India’s poor start

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Ben Stokes accused of ‘bad captaincy’, cricket fans criticized England’s star player after India’s poor start – Gudstory

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England cricket fans have criticized Ben Stokes after the Three Lions lost all three of their reviews in just 13.1 overs against India on Thursday.

The tourists scored 246 runs in their innings after recovering from 137–6, with their captain playing a key role in that comeback.

Stokes scored 70 off just 88 balls, helping England avoid facing a humiliating opening day.

But England have struggled with the ball so far, with India scoring 100 runs for the loss of just one wicket at the end of play.

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Ben Stokes impressed with the bat for England against India but his decision-making left fans angry online


With the visitors struggling to break India’s intent, England reviewed three decisions early in the match.

However, they failed on all occasions – resulting in India’s dominance on the first day.

And England cricket fans have now criticized Stokes and accused the 32-year-old of poor decision making.

“Stokes is getting exposed,” said one user on X.

Another said: “I thought Rohit missing all reviews till 50 overs was ridiculous, Stokes has outshone him!!”

A third fan said, “Stokes thinks he is Virat Kohli.”

A fourth fumed: “Poor captaincy by Ben Stokes.”

“Choke (Stokes) should be ashamed,” a fifth fumed.

And a sixth said: “Whoever ends a test match they review after 15 overs, Ben Stokes is a mad man.”

England clearly have a lot of work to do if they are to improve their form, which will require improvements with both bat and ball alike.

There was controversy even before the match began, when Stokes admitted that England had considered not traveling to India for some time.

The hosts reportedly refused a visa to Shoaib Bashir, who was born in Surrey and is of Pakistani origin.

Bashir has scheduled a meeting with the Indian High Commission to resolve the issues so that he can travel to the country and join the rest of the squad.

And Stokes has already said England are furious and are considering withdrawing from the series as a result.

“When I first got the news in Abu Dhabi, I said we shouldn’t fly until Bash gets his visa,” he revealed.

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Ben Stokes has been criticized by some fans as England struggled on the opening day of the India Test series.


“But that was a little abuse. I know it’s a bigger thing than just doing this.

“Probably this whole thing was just emotions. I’m really disappointed that Bash had to go through this.

“As a leader, as a captain, when one of your teammates is affected by something like this, you get a little emotional.

“I know he’s back in London and a lot of people are trying to get it done quickly.

“Hopefully, we will see him here at the weekend.

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England have a lot of work to do against a superior Indian side on the opening day of their Test match


“There was never [realistic] Chances are we were never going to travel anywhere near it but Bash knows he has our full support.

England struggled during their last visit to India.

They lost that series 3-1 in 2021, with the hosts playing some excellent cricket to win.


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