England all-rounder cricketer Ben Stokes was in the limelight when he helped England chase down 359 against Australia to level the series 1-1 in the ongoing Ashes 2019. He was unbeaten at 135 in the match that changed the curve of his success.
After the third test of the series, he became more searched on Wikipedia than American singer Taylor Swift who is in the news because of the recent release of ‘Lover’ album. On Wednesday the “International Cricket Council” uploaded a graph from Charter which shows how stokes overtook Taylor Swift on wiki search last weak.
The celebration lines by the cricket board were chosen in a very aesthetic manner. “For a brief moment last weekend, ben stokes was a more popular wiki search than Taylor Swift! There’s no Bad Blood here Tay, but stokes’ knock was the greatest Love story of all time. A gorgeous inning that we couldn’t believe in our wildest dreams! Shake it Off, your wiki page is Out of the woods,” like this ICC used Taylor’s songs to celebrate the cricketer’s success.
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For a brief moment last weekend, Ben Stokes was a more popular Wiki search than Taylor Swift! . There's no Bad Blood here Tay, but Stokesy's knock was the greatest Love Story of all time. A Gorgeous innings that we couldn't believe in our Wildest Dreams! Shake It Off, your wiki page is Out Of The Woods 🙃 . Data 📊 @chartrdaily . #Cricket #LoveCricket #BenStokes #Ashes #TheAshes #England #TaylorSwift #Data
After the match-winning knock, Stocks was also at the highest test ranking of his career. The match helped him to gain the second position in the ICC ranking of all-rounders. Earlier in Sep 2017, Stokes has occupied the third position in the test rankings.
From being offered the position of center-half at Newcastle united the all-rounder is now one of the most-loved England cricketers. This is especially because of his tremendous contribution in the 2019 World Cup that helped England to bring the prize home for the first time ever. Legendary England all-rounder lan Botham even went on to say that the stokes’ life will change forever after this heroics in Leeds.
“It changed my life overnight. I think Ben’s life will be the same. He will have no private life. He has to get used to that, and so do the family. He is public property, but it is a great place to be in for the long term. It will set him up for life. He will reap the rewards which he richly deserves, and he is now a world box-office attraction,” Botham was quoted in the Daily Telegraph.