‘There’s always room for improvement’: Ben Stokes feels he will never reach his peak as he reveals he is following Joe Root by constantly seeking to get better
- England star Ben Stokes feels that he will never reach his peak as a cricketer
- Stokes stressed the importance of getting rid of the ‘that’s how I play’ mantra
- The 29-year-old is following Joe Root in constantly striving to improve himself
Ben Stokes doubts he will ever peak as a cricketer but the talismanic England all-rounder believes ridding himself of the ‘that’s the way I play’ mantra has made him a more consistent batsman.
Stokes underlined his belligerence early into his career by setting new benchmarks for the fastest Test century at Lord’s and the quickest double ton by an English batsman, both landmarks coming before his 25th birthday.
There were low moments, too, as he occasionally flattered to deceive but he has averaged 47.79 in his most recent 20 Tests dating back to the start of 2019,…