England National Cricket Team Test captain Ben Stokes lavished praise on the white-ball captain Jos Buttler after England’s ICC T20 World Cup 2022 triumph and said that the 32-year-old has “created his own legacy” after the exit of Eoin Morgan, the 50-over World Cup-winning captain, from the team.

On Sunday, November 13, the Three Lions, under the leadership of Buttler, hammered Babar Azam-led Pakistan by 5 wickets at the MCG to become the T20 World Cup champions.

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Winning the toss and bowling first the Three Lions managed to restrict Pakistan to 137/8. Sam Curran was the best bowler for his side as he finished his spell with the figures of 4-0-12 -3. Also, Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan bagged two wickets each while Ben Stokes picked up one wicket.

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England National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Chasing the target, Ben Stokes showcased a batting masterclass and guided his side to a victory. He remained unbeaten in the high-voltage game and scored 52 runs off 49 balls, including 5 fours and 1 six.

With Morgan standing beside him as a commentator, Stokes said that Buttler was quick enough to take the control of the team after Morgan’s retirement and added that the wicketkeeper-batter has put his own stamp on the team.

“When the great man stepped down and Jos took over, you look how quickly he managed to take control of the team and progress it from the legacy that Morgan’s left. Jos has now created his own legacy,” the all-rounder told Sky Sports.

“He’s a guy who everyone follows on the field and it shouldn’t be taken for granted how hard it can be making tactical decisions under pressure in this format,” he added.

Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, that’s what won us the game – Ben Stokes

Sam Curran
Sam Curran. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Premier all-rounder Stokes also showered praise on the England bowlers for restricting the Men In Green to a low total in the summit clash.

“Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, that’s what won us the game. That was a tricky wicket, it was never one that you felt you were ever in on,” Stokes said.

“When you chase totals in games like this you so often forget the hard work that’s gone in before. The way that Sam and Rash and all the bowlers bowled to restrict them…I think that was a huge reason why we didn’t feel under too much pressure with the run chase.”

“I never felt like it was out of our hands at all and [I was] just trying to make sure I stayed there as long as I possibly could at the end,” he added.

Ben Stokes further talked about the defeat of Team England against Team Ireland in the Super 12 stage of the tournament. He said:

“With that being so early on in the competition we obviously had to address it, say what we said, and then let it go because in tournaments you can’t carry baggage with you.

“That was a little blip on the way. Credit to Ireland for turning up and beating us but the best teams learn from their mistakes, they take it on the chin but they never let it affect them and they just let it go and move on to the next challenge. I feel as if we’ve lived up to all the challenges that we’ve had thrown at us throughout the tournament.”

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. Pic Credits: Twitter.

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PAK vs ENG: “Jos Buttler Has Now Created His Own Legacy” – Ben Stokes Lauds White-ball Captain After T20 World Cup 2022 Triumph