AHMEDABAD: England star Ben Stokes has revealed that he and his teammates suddenly lost weight in the fourth and final test match played against India in Ahmedabad recently, ahead of the game. India won the fourth test against England last week by one set and 25 points and won the four-game series 3-1.
Stokes lost 5 kg of weight
Stokes (Ben Stokes) said: “ The English players are completely dedicated to England and I think this was noticed last week when some of us got sick and in such a situation playing 41 temperature degrees was really tough. Ben Stokes said, “I lost five pounds in one week. Dom Sibley has lost four pounds and Jimmy Anderson has lost three pounds. Jack Leach was leaving the field in the middle of the bowling spell and spending more time in the bathroom.
Stokes proud of the England team
India scored 365 points in their first innings with the help of 101 points from Rishabh Pant and 96 undefeated points from Washington Sundar. India went on to win the match by dismissing England for 135 points. Stokes said: “It’s no excuse because everyone was ready to play.” India and especially Rishabh Pant did well, but I congratulate them on how our players did everything to win England.
England team’s focus on cricket
The England side have been criticized by some former players for their poor performance in the Test Series, but Stokes said it is important for players to focus on improving their game rather than these things. He said: “ The views of your captain, your coach and your teammates matter in trying to make a good team and a better player than you. It was the first tour of India for a lot of our players and they learned a lot from it.