IPL 2018: Ben Stokes hopes to relish his stint with Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals picked the all-rounder for IPL 2018 season.
Published - Jan 27, 2018 8:29 pm | Updated - Jan 28, 2018 1:09 am
After making his debut in the last year’s IPL, Ben Stokes is on a roll as he yet again bagged the highest bid from the IPL auction table for the consecutively second year with a hefty amount of 12.5 crores (INR). It was quite a treat to watch a bidding war for the English all-rounder who was given much importance despite of his recent detachment from the game ever since the late-night brawl in Bristol.
The all-rounder was welcomed by the Rajasthan Royals who themselves are returning to board after a suspension of two years from the IPL. Stokes who was cleared by the ECB to play in the forthcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, would certainly love to draw some inspiration ever since the night that certainly has helped darkness pave its way through into his career.
Stokes is still the best in business
The 26-year old needs no introduction when he steps on the cricket field, knowing his exploits in the past are enough to justify his stature as a cricketer. His role in a side is as valuable as anybody else given the all-round abilities that he possesses and the right balance that it provides to the team.
Royals would certainly believe that they have got Stokes for two crores lesser than would be acquired in the last edition. It is a luxury to have someone like him in the side who can supply four overs with consistency and can slam the ball hard at the end. After knowing his new signing with the Royals, Stokes took it to the Twitter to share his excitement before the much anticipating tournament that begins this April.
He also mentioned about the frenzy to represent the Rajasthan based franchise alongside his English teammate Jos Butler, who was the Royals’ other major foreign signing for 4.4 crores ( INR) after Stokes. The English duo will form the core of the team alongside some modern greats with the likes of Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane given what the franchise goes ahead with other spots to fill in. “Buzzing to be representing @rajasthanroyals in this years IPl and great to be playing alongside @josbutler,” the southpaw mentioned
Here’s the tweet:
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) January 27, 2018