Ahmedabad: England star all-rounder Ben Stokes has revealed that he and his teammates lost weight suddenly during the fourth and final Test match played against India in Ahmedabad recently, as their players before the match Was struggling with stomach related illness. India won the fourth Test against England last week by an innings and 25 runs and won the four-match series 3–1.
Stokes lost 5 kg in weight
Stokes (Ben Stokes) said, ‘England players are completely devoted to England and I think that was noticed last week when some of us fell ill and in such a situation, playing in 41 degree temperature was really I was tough. Ben Stokes said, ‘I lost five kilos in a week. Dom Sibley lost four kilos and Jimmy Anderson lost three kilos. Jack Leach was leaving the field amid the bowling spell and spending more time in the toilet.
Stokes proud of England team
India scored 365 runs in their first innings with the help of Rishabh Pant’s 101 and Washington Sundar’s unbeaten 96 runs. India then won the match by dismissing England for 135 runs. Stokes said, “This is not an excuse, because everyone was ready to play.” India and especially Rishabh Pant have done well, but I commend them for the way our players have done everything possible to win England.
England team’s focus on cricket
The England team faced criticism from some former players for their poor performance in the Test series, but Stokes said it was important that the players focus on improving their game rather than focusing on these things. He said, ‘The views of your captain, your coach and your teammates matter that try to make a good team and better player than you. This was the first India tour of many of our players and they learned a lot from it.