Ben Stokes trends worldwide after epic knock.
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England’s selectors were made to look very foolish this morning as Ben Stokes made a brilliant 77 with the bat on his Big Bash debut for the Melbourne Renegades.
The 23-year-old came in a number three and went hard straight away, smashing eight fours and five sixes in a brilliant 37-ball innings against the Hobart Hurricanes.
Stokes seems to thrive in Australian conditions. He was England’s star performer on their last trip Down Under.
However, Stokes has not been included in England’s 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup, which will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
As Stokes was dismantling the Hurricanes bowlers, the Cricket Universe took to Twitter to express their horror at his World Cup omission.
Here are the best of the tweets:
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 7, 2015
Sensational 77 off 37 balls @benstokes38 on debut in BBL, wonder if Messers Moores and Cook are watching!!
— Neil Fairbrother (@Harv366) January 7, 2015
England’s Ben Stokes smashing the living sh*t out of it in the Big Bash, bet he can’t wait for the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/W6NXjuhIBX
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 7, 2015
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) January 7, 2015
Hoping ecb watching my mate in the bbl @benstokes38 cant believe they left him out of world cup squad. He is a gun.
— John Hastings (@johnhastings194) January 7, 2015
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 7, 2015
— Marcus North (@Marcus_North) January 7, 2015