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This is What Ben Stokes Wrote for His Father a Week After his Demise

This is What Ben Stokes Wrote for His Father a Week After his Demise

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is trying to recover from the loss of his father who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 65. He died after a year-long battle with brain cancer. The left-handed batsman has posted a picture of himself and a photo with his family, expressing his feeling on the demise of his father.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is trying to recover from the loss of his father who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 65. He died after a year-long battle with brain cancer. The left-handed batsman has posted a picture of himself and a photo with his family, expressing his feeling on the demise of his father.

Sharing the pictures, he wrote, "My wife told me a few days ago that her Dad chose to go when he knew she was in a good place...I know Ged knew I was in my good place with my family when he chose it was his time." He also thanked people who sent their condolences post his father’s demise.

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In one photo, Ben can be seen standing alone on a beach with a folded middle finger, while in the other, he is seen having a good time with his wife and kids.

Ben, who shared a close bond with his father, always celebrated with a folded middle finger after reaching any milestone. This way of celebration has been his style of dedicating his achievements to his beloved father.

Actually, his father had to get a part of his middle finger chopped so he could continue representing the club instead of taking a break for a surgery.

Following his father’s death, he shared a laughing photo of his, penning down a heartfelt note. The England all-rounder wrote, "In different places now me and you Ged but knowing you’ll always have this smile on your face makes me smile every time I think of you. Love you forever and always."

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His father, Ged Stokes, was a rugby player and he would play for a club named Workington Town. He later started coaching players at the same rugby club. The former rugby player represented the club in 1982-83 and took up the coaching role in 2003, the same year his family moved to Cumbria from New Zealand.



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