Ben Stokes Declares Himself "Spurs Fan" After Club's Special Gesture

Updated: 30 August 2019 16:34 IST

Ben Stokes revealed he never supported any football club before a special gesture made for him by Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur.

Ben Stokes Declares Himself "Spurs Fan" After Club
Ben Stokes continues to be England's hero. © AFP

Ben Stokes continues to be England's hero ever since his show in the World Cup 2019 final, with his prolific performance in the third Ashes Test only adding to it. Out of the many accolades Ben Stokes earned after his match-winning performance in Headingley, one came from London-based Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. The club sent Ben Stokes a special jersey which instantly prompted him to become an "official Spurs fan". "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," Stokes tweeted after receiving the jersey.

Interestingly, Stokes' Headingley knock had also helped him become a more popular Wikipedia search than superstar American singer Taylor Swift for a brief period.

Stokes attained his career-best ranking in Tests after playing the unbelievable knock. He moved to the second spot in ICC Rankings for Test all-rounders.

Stokes, who scored a match-winning 135 not out in the second innings to guide the team to an epic win and took four important wickets, moved up two places to grab the second position among all-rounders. He had occupied third position in September 2017.

Stokes will be next seen in action during the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford in Manchester, starting from September 4.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article England England Cricket Team Benjamin Andrew Stokes Ben Stokes Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Cricket
Highlights
  • Stokes revealed he never supported any football club before
  • Stokes become a more popular Wikipedia search than Taylor Swift
  • Stokes attained his career-best ranking in Tests
Related Articles
Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes' Wife Dismisses Report Claiming The England All-Rounder Choked Her
India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma Abuses Cheteshwar Pujara, Reminds Ben Stokes Of Virat Kohli
India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma Abuses Cheteshwar Pujara, Reminds Ben Stokes Of Virat Kohli
The Hundred: Joe Root Signed By Trent Rockets, Ben Stokes To Play For Northern Superchargers
The Hundred: Joe Root Signed By Trent Rockets, Ben Stokes To Play For Northern Superchargers
Ben Stokes Receives Support From Joe Root, Michael Vaughan After Slamming Newspaper
Ben Stokes Receives Support From Joe Root, Michael Vaughan After Slamming Newspaper
Ben Stokes Slams Newspaper For Publishing "Painful, Sensitive And Personal" Events Related To Family
Ben Stokes Slams Newspaper For Publishing "Painful, Sensitive And Personal" Events Related To Family
Advertisement