07. August 2022

Brendon McCullum backs Ben Stokes’ decision to retire from ODIs



‘s Test coach Brendon


views Ben


‘ abrupt decision to retire from ODIs as an “absolute positive” however will not be positive if this is able to develop into a pattern for different gamers, given cricket’s taxing schedule.

The 2019 World Cup last hero Ben Stokes on Monday made a shock announcement to retire from the 50-over format, saying enjoying three codecs has develop into “unsustainable” for him.

“Yeah of course I am,” McCullum instructed SENZ Breakfast when requested if he was proud of Stokes’ decision.

He was requested if Stokes’ transfer might develop into a pattern for different gamers around the globe.

“There are not too many all-format players,” the previous

New Zealand

captain stated.

“He’s probably in a luxurious position that he’s able to do that, but also with the demands of the schedules and with his heightened schedule as Test captain, it would’ve become too much. He also has a young family and there’s a lot going on.

“I do not know if it is symbolic of the place the sport itself is at across the globe, however I see it as an absolute optimistic to be sincere.

“I’m looking forward to being able to spend even more time with ‘Stokesy’ trying to get this thing cracking.”

It got here as a shock to many given his age — he’s solely 31 — however McCullum checked out Stokes one-day retirement in another way.

“Obviously we would’ve loved to see Ben Stokes playing in three forms of the game, he’s an out and out superstar and we’ve seen what he’s been able to achieve, but sometimes things have to give way and I look at it as a positive that he’s going to have the time to really immerse himself in the Test side.”

Stokes’ ODI profession will endlessly be remembered for his Player-of-the-Match efficiency within the World Cup last towards New Zealand on the Lord’s three years in the past.

His unbeaten 84 helped to ship the match right into a Super Over as England claimed their first 50-over World Cup title in probably the most thrilling of circumstances.

McCullum stated, “Stokes is the skipper of our Test side and the job that I’ve seen him do with this team in a very short period of time really excites me about what he can do with this side, particularly now that he’ll have more available time rather than jumping from series to series to series.

“I assume England’s a barely totally different set-up to most different world cricket groups as a result of they play a number of cricket, they seem to be a needed commodity around the globe and so they’re ready to generate such a fan following and likewise the monetary returns that the sport requires to help 16 Counties and the large organisation that’s English cricket.”

Stokes, who succeeded

Joe Root

‘s as England’s Test captain, scored 2919 runs in 104 ODIs and taken 74 wickets.

McCullum was happy that Stokes quit one of the white-ball formats to focus on the traditional format.

“I additionally assume it is an actual mark of respect of the person that he is form of bucking the pattern of the brief model of the sport and truly making an attempt to give attention to what he sees as an enormous activity making an attempt to get Test cricket again to the degrees, and even exceed the degrees, that it is had up to now.

“I think it’s a noble play from him,” McCullum stated.

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