Former England skipper reckons Stokes has served his punishment

Former England skipper reckons Stokes has served his punishment

"I think the fact he missed the whole of the Winter in Australia is punishment enough for Ben Stokes," he quoted.

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Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

English cricketer Ben Stokes was recently announced ‘not guilty’ by the court jury in the pub brawl controversy. The cricketer was charged with affray in September last year when a video footage surfaced the media in which he was seen involved in a heated brawl at a nightclub in Bristol. Former English cricketer Michael Vaughan looked a very relief man after Stokes was cleared of all charges on Tuesday.

Michael Vaughan took to his social media handle to express his happiness over the verdict. He reckoned that Stokes already served enough punishment for his act. It is worth noting that Stokes missed out on his Ashes berth owing to this controversy. Vaughan cited the same as he went on to express his wish of watching Stokes play in the upcoming Nottingham Test against India.

Here is what Michael Vaughan tweeted:

“I think the fact he missed the whole of the Winter in Australia is punishment enough for Ben Stokes. I personally think now he has been proven to be Not Guilty he should be allowed to play,” Michael Vaughan remarked.

Bairstow expresses his delight

Vaughan was not the only man from the English cricket circle to openly express his delight on Stokes’ case verdict. Stokes’ teammate, Jonny Bairstow, also spoke to Sky Sports noting his emotions on the verdict. Bairstow admitted that he is very pleased with the verdict that the jury has come up with. He also cited that the last few months have been very tough for Ben Stokes and his family. He hopes to see Stokes feature in the upcoming game against India. Stokes missed out on playing the Lord’s Test recently.

“I am really happy. It has been a long 10 months for him and his family. Hopefully, we will see him back in an England shirt soon as we saw the impact he had at Edgbaston,” Jonny Bairstow told Sky Sports.

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