Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who played a decisive innings in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final, may well receive ‘Knighthood’. Notably, ‘Knighthood’ is one of the highest honours given to a sportsperson in England.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, both of whom are in the contention for Prime Minister Theresa May’s replacement, replied in affirmation when they were asked if they would consider giving Ben Stokes ‘knighthood’.
Both the Prime Ministerial candidates were present in a debate hosted by The Sun and Talk Radio.
Stokes was adjudged the Player of the Match in World Cup final after he scored 84 runs and played a massive role in ensuring that his team won their maiden World Cup title.
The World Cup-winning team also went to meet the current Prime Minister Theresa May at her residence at 10 Downing Street.
“The final was not just cricket at its best but sport at its best – courage, character, sportsmanship, drama, incredible skill and even the odd slice of luck,” said Prime Minister May according to British media reports.
“You are a team that represents modern Britain, and that plays like no other side in the world. You have helped the nation fall in love with cricket once again. You have inspired countless future Morgans, Rashids, and Archers,” she added.