IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals gift a jersey to Ben Stokes with his late father's name as he flies back to England

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals gift a jersey to Ben Stokes with his late father’s name as he flies back to England

Ben Stokes suffered a finger injury in the match against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo Source: Rajasthan Royals)

One of the key members of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side, Ben Stokes flew back home on 17th April 2021 after an injury to his finger ruled him out of the entire 2021 IPL edition. Stokes suffered the injury in the match against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side.

In the only match that Stokes played in the 14th IPL edition, he was dismissed for a three-ball duck. With the ball too, Stokes could not make an impact and went for 12 runs in the only over that he bowled.

And now, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchise has tweeted regarding Ben Stokes’ departure. Confirming that the England cricketer has flown back to England, the official Twitter handle of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side wished Stokes a speedy recovery. The Rajasthan side also gifted Stokes a signed jersey bearing the name of his late father, Ged Stokes.

You can see Rajasthan Royals’ tweet about Ben Stokes below

Ben Stokes has been a part of the Rajasthan Royals side since IPL 2018

Ben Stokes has been an integral part of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) outfit since the year 2018. The England cricketer has featured in 31 matches for the ‘Men in Pink’ and has scored 604 runs at an average of 23.23 and a strike rate of 130.45.

With the ball, Stokes has scalped 16 wickets for the Rajasthan outfit. He was retained by the Rajasthan side ahead of the 2021 edition of the IPL.

The Rajasthan Royals have experienced a bitter-sweet start to their 2021 IPL campaign. In their first match of IPL 2021, they went down to the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side in a nail-biting encounter by a margin of just 4 runs. And, in their next game, they came back from the brink to beat the Delhi Capitals (DC) in yet another thrilling last-over finish with 3 wickets to spare.

Next up, the Rajasthan Royals will clash against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 19th April 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Rajasthan side has won the IPL title once, in the year 2008. In the last 2 editions though, the side has not managed to reach the playoffs. In fact, in the 13th edition of the IPL that was held in the UAE, the 2008 IPL champions finished at last place.