sport news NASSER HUSSAIN: Stokes has has given everything to England but even superhero ...

sport news NASSER HUSSAIN: Stokes has has given everything to England but even superhero ...
sport news NASSER HUSSAIN: Stokes has has given everything to England but even superhero ...
NASSER HUSSAIN: Ben Stokes has has given everything to England over the past few years but even superhero has a breaking point...  by standing up and saying he needs a rest to focus on his mental wellbeing is a show of courage Lifestyle of our top cricketers during the pandemic has been incredibly tough   They went through bubble life, away from their loved ones, to put on a show The amount of cricket this England team play is utterly ridiculous  It was a matter of time before a senior player decided enough was enough  Ben Stokes has a young family and he has absolutely made the right decision

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It was only a matter of time before a senior England player decided enough was enough — and it was no great surprise to hear that player was Ben Stokes.

Ben has given everything to England over the past few years, and it was typical of the man that he returned to captain his country for the recent white-ball games against Pakistan even though he wasn’t fully fit.

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But the lifestyle our leading cricketers have been asked to lead since the start of the pandemic has been incredibly tough, and it’s absolutely right that someone like Ben — who has a young family — has decided that he needs to look after his own wellbeing.

All-rounder Ben Stokes has given everything to England over the past few years

All-rounder Ben Stokes has given everything to England over the past few years

Last summer, with the whole country in lockdown, it felt as if the cricketers were putting on a show. They were prepared to go through bubble life, away from their loved ones, partly because it cheered everyone else up to watch some live sport.

But as society reopens now, the prospect of spending yet more time in the bio-bubble, away from your wife and kids, is not appetising.

It’s hard enough under normal

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