London. The Rajasthan Royals, who are seen to be tired after showing the best games in the opening matches in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), have raised new hopes with the arrival of England star all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes was still serving his ailing father, but now he has reached the UAE to participate in the IPL and is currently completing a 6-day quarantine period. He has revealed what has inspired him to reach Dubai despite his father’s illness.
Sick father sent his responsibility
England cricket team’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes has revealed that his ailing father has asked him to fulfill his responsibility while returning to cricket through the IPL. Stokes wrote in his column in the Daily Mirror, it was very difficult to say goodbye to his father, mother and brother in Christchurch. This is a very difficult time for us as a family, but we have supported each other well. He said, after reaching this decision as a family, not from any outside influence, I have left to play with the love and blessings of my parents.
Stokes’s father is battling cancer
Stokes’ family lives in New Zealand. Actually Stokes is originally from New Zealand, but he came to England in search of good opportunities to play. His father is battling brain cancer and is currently in New Zealand. Stokes withdrew from the team midway despite being captained in the home Test series against Pakistan due to his father’s ailment and went to his father in New Zealand. He has returned to the UAE after spending five weeks with his family.
Father said, in addition to son, father should also perform duties of husband
Stokes recalled his conversation with his parents in New Zealand and said, “My father is always alert to the responsibilities that I have.” He told me that it is my duty to complete the work that I have. He said that apart from the son, I also have my duties as a father and husband, to fulfill which I should concentrate on my career. The 29-year-old New Zealand-born all-rounder said, “We discussed it a lot and we came to the decision that I should now focus on my game in the IPL and after that I will return to Clare and the kids.”
Stokes is the most expensive cricketer of Rajasthan team
Ben Stokes has been retained by Rajasthan Royals for 12.5 crores. He is the most expensive cricketer of his team. Captain Steve Smith also gets 12 crores. With the arrival of Stokes, both the Rajasthan Royals’ batting and bowling are expected to be very strong.