Sorry Ben Stokes: ICC in friendly jokes with Ben Stokes on the ICC Test Team of the Decade cap

Ben Stokes received an ICC “Baggy and Green Cap” after being named to the ICC Decade test team. The English all-rounder was unimpressed and launched into social media jokes.

ICC and Ben Stokes in friendly jokes about the ICC Test Team of the Decade cap (Courtesy: Ben Stokes Instagram)

ICC and Ben Stokes in friendly banter on the ICC Test Team of the Decade cap (Courtesy: Ben Stokes Instagram)

STRONG POINTS

  • English all-rounder Ben Stokes named to ICC’s Test and ODI Team of the Decade
  • Ben Stokes apparently wasn’t impressed with the ‘Baggy Green’ cap he received
  • Stokes and ICC were involved in a funny social media joke

Ben Stokes was certainly one of the most influential cricketers of the past decade and he was rightly recognized by the International Cricket Council who named him to both the ICC and ODI test teams of the decade.

The ICC presented caps to the players named in their Teams of the Decade and England all-rounder Ben Stokes was not impressed with the one he received for the ICC Test Team of the Decade honor.

Ben Stokes took to social media and revealed that the ICC Test Team of the Decade cap looks like Australia’s Baggy Green cap, which rivals England.

“Very proud of these two caps, one of them doesn’t look right, it’s kinda BAGGY and GREEN thank you (sic),” Stokes wrote, sharing photos of the two caps on social media.

The ICC responded with a meme, engaging in a fun joke with Ben Stokes. The Supreme Corps also apologized, but with a wink beside the message.

Stokes had a phenomenal year in 2019 in which he scripted England’s spectacular victory over Australia in the ashes. His Headingley shot remains one of the greatest modern tryouts.

Stokes also played a crucial role in helping England win the 2019 World Cup. His 84 steps in an exciting race that culminated in a tied Super Over helped England seal their first title.

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