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Debashis Sarangi ∙ Oct 15 2022, 5:00 AM

Ben Stokes used 2016 T20 World Cup horror to motivate Jofra Archer in 2019 WC Final


image-l99eus16Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer (Source: Twitter)

Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes had a forgettable outing in the 2016 T20 World Cup final against West Indies. For those who don't remember, Stokes recorded an epic failure in defending 19 runs in the last over, being smashed for four consecutive sixes by Carlos Brathwaite

However, as they say, a coin has two sides; this harsh incident taught Stokes an unforgettable lesson. He realised how he could relieve the pressure off someone else in a similar situation and passed his wisdom to a young Jofra Archer, who was feeling the heat of the 2019 World Cup final, just like he did three years ago. 


Here's what Stokes stated

"I feel when something like that happens, you can either let it get on top of you and eat away at you, or use it as an experience to learn from and get better from. I was so determined to use days like that to get better."

After the game concluded, Archer revealed what transpired between him and Stokes just before he started his run-up to bowl that famous super over against New Zealand. 

"Stokesy came over and told me, win or lose, today will not define me as a player. He told me everyone believes in me and that if we lost, it wouldn't be the end of the world. He just told me that there would be a World T20 next year and we'd have more chances to win in the future, so it helped."


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