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Happy Birthday Ben Stokes: Stokes dons Graham Thorpe’s jersey

Happy Birthday Ben Stokes: As Ben celebrates his birthday today. Born on June 4, 1991, in New Zealand, Ben Stokes moved to England at the age of 12- a decision that paved his way to becoming the greatest all-rounder of all times in the game of cricket.

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Happy Birthday Ben Stokes

Stokes’s father was appointed the coach of a local rugby club

Stokes moved to England with his family after his father was appointed the coach of a local rugby club there. While Stokes’ family moved back to New Zealand. Stokes stayed back to pursue his dream of becoming a professional career.

In a heartwarming gesture, Stokes walked out for toss in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord`s wearing a jersey bearing the name and Test cap number of former batter and batting coach Graham Thorpe.

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Thorpe is seriously ill-

In a heartwarming gesture, Stokes walked out for toss in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord`s wearing a jersey bearing the name and Test cap number of former batter and batting coach Graham Thorpe, who is seriously ill and receiving treatment at a hospital. Stokes also said at the toss that he spoke to his wife and is thankful for the privacy the family has received so far.

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After retirement, Thorpe had a brief stint in the media-

“Unfortunately Graham Thorpe is unwell and in the hospital. Spoke to his wife and she was grateful and thankful for the privacy the family has received,” said Ben. The former batter, currently 52, represented England in 100 tests between 1993-2005, scoring 6,744 runs with an average of 44.66 and 16 tons. The batter was a vital part of the English test team from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. After retirement, Thorpe had a brief stint in media, after which he took to coaching

Sarita Dey

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