From being the World Cup hero to being the Ashes star, English allrounder Ben Stokes’ season gone by has been a dream. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Stokes teammate Jack Leach recalled the former’s Ashes heroics while spreading awareness among fans on how to combat the dangerous coronavirus. Also Read - Nothing to Panic, Trains Will Operate Normally: Indian Railways Amid Covid Surge
He felt staying at home during the pandemic could be boring, but doing it will help in the longer run. In the third Ashes Test at Headingley, Stokes, and Leach put on a match-winning 76-run-partnership to help hosts England gun down a mammoth 362 to win. In that partnership, Leach scored merely one run, whereas Stokes scored the rest. Also Read - Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: PM Modi to Meet COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers Today
Jack Leach’s tweet read, “Being boring is boring guys! But if it gets the job done it’s definitely worth it! We are all batting at 11 so let’s not get ahead of ourselves and start playing shots. Defend your stumps one ball at a time and let Stokes do his thing. #StayAtHome”. Also Read - Migrants Rush Home as Delhi Enters Lockdown, Massive Crowds at Bus Stands | See Visuals
Leach made his Test debut for England back in 2018 against New Zealand at Christchurch.
The left-arm off-spinner has played 10 Tests so far and has managed to take 34 wickets with an economy rate of 2.85.
Meanwhile, the deadly COVID19 outbreak has brought the world to a standstill, affecting the sporting calendar in a massive way as most of the major events like the Olympics has been postponed for 2021 and the cash-rich Indian Premier League (?IPL) could also be cancelled keeping the health and welfare of the cricketers and fans in mind.