“Overly passionate about things I care for”
Ben Stokes is a true all-rounder, and one of the most powerful and explosive cricketers on the planet. Ben’s father Ged, a former rugby league professional, proved pivotal to his son’s development, instilling in him the routine and attitude of an elite sportsman from a young age. As a schoolboy, Ben had considered following in his father’s footsteps and pursuing a career in rugby, but opted for cricket at the age of 15. Ben rose to prominence as a shining light for England during the team’s otherwise miserable 5-0 defeat to Australia in the Ashes of 2013/14. In 2015, Ben smashed the second-fastest Test century by an Englishman against New Zealand at Lord’s, before finally tasting victory in the Ashes later in the year. His stunning bowling figures of 6-36 in the fourth Test speak for themselves. Ben started with a bang in 2016, producing an incredible score of 258 against South Africa – the second-fastest double century in history. Ben’s chief ambition is simple: to win games for whichever team he is playing for; to be as good as he can be and have no regrets. Beyond that, his dream is to be part of an England side that wins a major ICC event and becomes the number one Test team in the world.
Directed by: Nathan Eastwood
Exec Producer: Steve Kidgell
Sound Design: Soren Andersen