In the 2nd Test, Ben Stokes' 'Bizarre' Explanation Behind the Stupid Run Out Against India
Posted on February 7, 2024 by cbtfhome

The captain of the England cricket team, Ben Stokes, expressed disappointment over his run-out in the second innings of the second Test against India in Visakhapatnam. Ben Stokes' (11) run out with a direct hit affected by Shreyas Iyer proved to be crucial in the context of the match, which India eventually won by 106 runs. Ben Foakes defended Ashwin's delivery, but it went to square leg after the ball inside-edged onto the pads. Foakes and Stokes decided to steal a single, but the latter seemed casual while running to the striker's end.

Iyer sensed the opportunity for a possible runout as he picked up the ball and made a direct hit. The replays showed that Stokes' bat was a few inches behind the popping crease.

Stokes departed for 11 off 29 balls, with England crumbling to 220/7 while chasing the target of 399.

Reflecting on his runout, Stokes revealed that he wanted to run faster but couldn't do so, labelling his dismissal as "stupid.".

In the post-match press conference, Stokes said, "I was trying to describe it in the dressing room; it was like one of those dreams where you're trying to run faster but you can't.”

He added, "I knew I had to go faster, but for some reason, I just couldn't; it was a really bizarre couple of seconds. You'd think by now, at 32, I'd learned not to do that; it's not the first time I've been run out doing something stupid. I always seem to do something that's a talking point, good or bad, don.