Ben Stokes referenced to Chelsea star ‘John Terry,’ who memorably won the Champions League trophy in his Chelsea uniform in 2012 despite missing the final against Bayern Munich due to suspension.
Ben Stokes, the captain of the England cricket team, feels he played the ‘John Terry role’ in his IPL club, CSK, winning this season. Stoke alluded to Chelsea star “John Terry,” who memorably won the Champions League trophy in his Chelsea uniform in 2012 despite missing the final against Bayern Munich due to suspension. During a news conference at Lord’s, he acknowledged his position in the squad, saying, “I played a little bit of John Terry’s role in winning the IPL.”
He was back in the UK, watching his team’s triumph over the Gujarat Titans on his phone at the bar of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.
“Before I didn’t have to worry about that, I could just bowl and bowl and bowl and turn up pretty fresh,” he added. Now that I’m probably not capable of doing so, the most vital aspect of managing anything well is definitely in-between games. The problem about me is that I don’t require much bowling to keep the rest of my body running. I can take a lot of time off and then ramp up rapidly. It makes no difference whether I bowl or not in this game.”
He also stated that his injury and return from the IPL gave him enough time to focus on his training camp, saying, “I think I would have much rather been playing.” I immediately saw it as an opportunity to practise rather than competing and then topping up as the competition progressed.”
“Once you get into the tournament, it’s like play, travel, all that kind of stuff,” he continued. So, I was able to transform a frustrating scenario into a positive one because I was able to focus on properly training, whether it was technical stuff with the bat or physical stuff, anything in the gym, and being able to focus on something special.