Ben Strokes Nominated For ‘New Zealander of The Year’ Award

Ben Strokes Nominated for Award

Ben Strokes Nominated For Award: England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who had a dream run in the 2019 World Cup, helping England win their maiden 50-over World Cup, has been nominated for “New Zealander of the year”.

The all-rounder was Man of the Match in the World Cup final. Another cricketer to have been nominated for the prestigious award is the gentleman Kane Williamson.

Ben Strokes Nominated for Award

Ben Strokes was born in Christchurch in New Zealand, but moved to England at the age of 12, along with his parents. He has never returned to New Zealand since then, but his parents Gerard, who played Rugby for New Zealand and mother Deb, returned to their nation.

New Zealander of the Year chief judge Cameron Bennett iterated that Stokes “might not have been playing for the Black Caps but, having been born in Christchurch where his parents now live and with Maori ancestry, there are clearly a few Kiwis about who think we can still claim him.”

He also praised Kane Williamson for his conduct after facing humiliating defeat against England and showcasing the real spirit of the Kiwis.

“He’s been the embodiment of the qualities we cherish as New Zealanders courage, fairness, humility,” he said about Williamson.

Mind you, Ben Strokes played the match-winning knock of 84 that helped England tie the match with New Zealand, and then scored crucial runs to help England post 15 runs in the super over, which proved to be the winning factor for England.

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