Gautam Gambhir, an Indian cricketer, believes that no one exists in India currently to compete for the skillful level of England’s Ben Stokes. Not only India, the ex-cricketer mentioned that no one in global cricket can beat Stokes’ level as he has done incredibly exceptional in T20Is, ODIs, and Tests.
Recently in the series against West Indies, Stokes led the team perfectly along with some remarkable knocks with the bat. Gautam terms a team lucky if it has a player like Stokes with the captaincy plus playing tactics in all the departments of all three formats.
Ben Stokes is incomparable to anyone in India currently: Gautam Gambhir
“You can’t compare anyone in India at the moment with Ben Stokes. Absolutely not, because Ben Stokes is in his own league. What he has done in Test cricket, what he has done in one-day cricket, what he has done in T20 cricket, I don’t think so there’s anyone, let alone in India, there isn’t anyone who’s even close to him in world cricket at the moment.”
“And that is the kind of impact player you need in every line-up. It would be a dream for every captain to have someone like Ben Stokes – whether he’s batting, whether he’s bowling, whether he’s fielding – and he’s a leader in his own capacity. You don’t have to be a leader to be a leader, you don’t need to be called a captain to be a captain.
You can be a leader by your own performances as well. So, I think there are a lot of guys who would be actually looking to be like Ben Stokes, but unfortunately, there’s no one at the moment in world cricket.” said the 38-year-old.
"You can't compare anyone in India at the moment with Ben Stokes" – @GautamGambhir
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