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Ben Stokes is a generation player, England will miss him in ODIs: Jos Buttler

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England white-ball captain Jos Buttler has described Ben Stokes as “a once-in-a-generation player”, while his predecessor Eoin Morgan hailed him as a “true leader” when the star all-rounder played in ODIs. The cricket world was stunned. Stokes, the chief architect of England’s historic 2019 World Cup win, ended his 105-match ODI career with a forgettable 5-run knock at his home ground in Durham here as England lost 0-1 to South Africa by 62 runs. lagged behind. – Match series.

Butler said after the match, “People who play like Ben are once in a generation players, so it’s a good challenge for us (as an ODI team) to be at our best as a team without him.” “

“To myself and to all the fans of England, we want to say thank you for everything he has done in this format of the game.

“Three years ago (2019 World Cup final) will live long in memory but every day he comes, whether it is for training or in a match, he puts in 100 per cent. He has been a stellar ambassador for our ODI cricket. ” The 31-year-old Stokes has said that it was ‘unstable’ for him to play in a ‘shaky’ cricket calendar across all three formats.

The all-rounder’s ODI stats read 2,924 runs, three centuries, 74 wickets with a career-best 5 for 61 against Australia in September 2013. “We will miss him and it is bitter as an England fan. A bit sad that Ben is no longer available in this form of the game, but our loss in ODI cricket will certainly be England’s victory in Test cricket,” Butler said.

Stokes, however, will continue to play T20Is while leading the Test side.

“It (Test) is his favorite format and his priority, especially now that he is the captain, and I am sure it will give him more longevity in the purest form of the game,” Butler said.

Former captain Morgan, who stepped down from the role earlier this summer, was also “sad” about Stokes’ ODI retirement.

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“He is a true leader who draws people in and makes people a better player by making people believe that anything is possible,” Morgan told Sky Sports Cricket.

“It was a great pleasure to be able to field with him for so long and it is incredibly sad to retire from this form at the age of 31.”

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