Ben Stokes reveals how he spent his IPL money
Ben Stokes stunned audiences in the IPL and in the Champions Trophy.
Published - Jun 29, 2017 12:42 pm | Updated - Jun 29, 2017 12:42 pm
Not everyone on the cricket pitch delivers as much as expected from them. Remember the disappointment of KC Kariappa? But England all-rounder Ben Stokes proved that notion wrong. After being signed up by the Rising Pune Supergiant for a whopping 14.5 crore for the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League, Stokes left the country bagging the most valuable player award, and that explains how he repaid the investment made in him. He put in three man-of-the-match performances for his franchise.
Stokes is perhaps the best all-rounder in international cricket today. For the past one and a half years, he has delivered on almost every platform. He stunned audiences in the IPL and in the Champions Trophy. On his day, the all-rounder can prove the most lethal in the world with the ball, and can also dismantle any bowler in the world with his power hitting. His value rose with the money IPL signed him for.
Even before he proved his mettle in the 8-teams Indian domestic league, many wondered how would the cricketer spend the money. “Looking back on the price tag that everyone talks about, the fact is I would have left with the same amount of money had I done poorly or had I done well – so the only way I was going to judge myself was by how I did on the pitch not by the price,” cricket.com.au quoted Stokes as saying.
Love for cars
Seems like Stokes loves to drive around and try out new cars. So when he was asked how exactly did he spend the money, he said that he spent some on buying a car, and the rest is still untouched. “You buy a flash new supercar. And that’s it. I won’t be touching the rest for a long time,” Stokes told the Daily Mirror.
For the form that Stokes is in, England are heavily reliant on him in ODIs and will want to groom him even further for the all-important 2019 ODI World Cup, to which England will play the host.