The excerpts from the book of Ben Stokes, On Fire, are going viral nowadays. Especially the parts where he opened up about India’s no intent to win the World Cup 2019 as the batsmen did not focus well.
“The way Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli played was mystifying. I know that we bowled brilliantly well during this period, but the way they went about their batting just seemed bizarre. They allowed their team to get so far behind the game. They showed no desire to put any pressure back onto our team, content instead to just drift along, a tactic that was clearly playing into our hands.” Stokes added earlier, who played a key role in England’s successful World Cup campaign.
The fans and the experts did what Ben Stokes could not do himself; added fumes to the news and twisted the words. After Pakistan’s performance in World Cup 2019, they did not get a chance to reach semifinals. India being well all across the tournament were sluggish in the semifinals. The fans accused that Ben wrote in his book terming it as India’s conspiracy against Pakistan and losing deliberately to England.
Ben Stokes did not write regarding India’s conspiracy against Pakistan in his book
A fan on Twitter asked for a reference where Ben has said about India’s conspiracy against Pakistan and losing deliberately to England. Stokes replied saying that it is a clickbait and no one can find it anywhere as it has never been written.
England’s cricket star means that what he saw on that day was bizarre but that doesn’t mean that he has written in his book as India sketching conspiracy against Pakistan. Stokes has termed all the accused as false and twisting of words.
You won’t find it cause I have never said it… it’s called “twisting of words” or “clickbait”