English all-rounder Ben Stokes became the toast of the nation after his mind-boggling pyrotechnics in the third Test against Australia in Ashes 2019. Stokes played the innings of his life to take England over the line by one-wicket to keep the intriguing five-match series. For his eighth Test hundred and arguably the best one – England’s premier football club Tottenham Hotspur on Friday handed the fiesty all-rounder a personalised jersey.

“Never supported a club, always wanted to but never loved football enough really, my first ever football top was actually a Tottenham one, it was the blue and yellow kit with Thomson on the front. But after getting sent this I guess I’m now officially a Spurs fan @SpursOfficial #coys,” Stokes tweeted.

Stokes played one of the finest knocks in Test cricket as he guided England to an improbable one-wicket win against Australia on the fourth day of the third Test. The left-handed batsman went on to play an unbeaten knock of 135 runs. Chasing 359 for the win, England were left 286/9, still, 73 runs away from the target.

It was then that Stokes decided to play in an aggressive manner and he took on the Aussie bowlers, smashing them all around the park. He found support in the number eleven batsman Jack Leach and the duo stitched together an unbeaten partnership of 76 runs, in which Leach only contributed 1 run from 17 balls.

With this performance, Stokes gained his career-best ranking in the Test format. The left-handed batsman has moved to the 13th position in the batting rankings whereas he sits on the second place in the all-rounder rankings.

Earlier this year, Stokes had also played a match-winning knock in the World Cup final to hand England their maiden 50-over World Cup triumph.

England and Australia will next face each other in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, beginning September 4.