Rising Pune Supergiant tag wrong Ben Stokes in their congratulatory message for the all-rounder
Stokes bagged a whopping Rs. 14.5 crores in the IPL auctions.
by Arya Author
Published - May 21, 2017 4:37 pm | Updated - May 21, 2017 4:37 pm
We all are geared up for final of IPL 10 and for the 4th time in the competition it will be a Maharashtra derby between the two time champions Mumbai Indians and the team who have beaten Mumbai thrice in this competition, the Rising Pune Supergiant. After a lacklustre start to the season, Pune bounced back strongly and ended the group stage at the 2nd position on the points table.
One of the main reasons behind their success in the group stage was the performance of English all-rounder Ben Stokes who delivered with both bat and the ball in crunch situations and helped Pune clinch a couple of nail-biting thrillers. He was exceptional with the ball especially in the death overs and made stroke-making look ridiculously easy with the bat in hand.
With less than 4 hours to go for the final chapter of IPL 10 to commence, Rising Pune Supergiant took to their twitter handle and thanked Ben Stokes for his efforts and achievements in the group stage which helped Pune go through to the playoffs. But instead of tagging Ben Stokes’ official Instagram handle is @Stokesy but they tagged him in the id @benstokes38. The post read, “Best of all worlds! ? @benstokes38 #AllRounder #RangWahiJungNayi #IPLFinal #RPSvMI.”
Stokes the only player to smash more than 300 runs and bag 10 wickets or more
Stokes who was bought in the IPL auctions at a whopping price of Rs. 14.5 crores is the only player in to finish the tournament with more than 300 runs and 10 wickets. Smith had said ahead of the Qualifier 1 that they have a couple of options for Stokes but his absence will be a big setback for Pune. Despite his absence, Pune went on to thrash Mumbai by 20 runs to directly qualify for the final.
“We have a couple of options for Stokes. He has been magnificent and will be a big loss. Hopefully, the other guys will stand up for us,” Smith had said ahead of the clash. Meanwhile, Stokes had earlier stated that the huge price tag won’t have an undue pressure on him, rather the pressure comes from within.
“I don’t think there is any pressure because I am the most expensive buy. For me, the pressure has always come from within. Also, it doesn’t change the way I am approaching the games. I would have had the same approach even if I wasn’t the most expensive buy,” Stokes had said in a video posted by Rising Pune Supergiant on their twitter handle.