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MIL-OSI Global: Ben Stokes: England cricketer’s triumph over adversity is a classic hero’s tale | ForeignAffairs.co.nz

ForeignAffairs.co.nz – Source: The Conversation – UK – By Keith D.

Summary

  • Source: The Conversation – UK – By Keith D.
  • In September 2017, Stokes was captured on video brawling outside a Bristol nightclub, hours after an England cricket match.
  • Then, for the second time this summer, Stokes dragged England to an unlikely victory – this time in a crucial Ashes Test match, when England needed to win to stay in the five-match series and all seemed lost.
  • Stokes’ exploits have captured the public imagination and the England cricketer is now widely hailed as a hero – with the couple that he protected two years ago calling for a knighthood.
  • At Headingley, he saved the England cricket team – but as a hero he provides hope that others can overcome their own hardships and find their own version of salvation.


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