England’s World Cup hero Stokes has been in prime kind within the ongoing Test sequence in opposition to the West Indies. He scored a powerful 176 to assist England win the second Test.
He has a tally of 313 runs other than 9 wickets in two Tests.
“You can’t compare anyone in India at the moment with Ben Stokes. Absolutely not, because Ben Stokes is in his own league,” Gambhir mentioned.
“What he has done in Test cricket, in one-day cricket, in T20 cricket, I don’t think so there’s anyone, let alone in India, there isn’t anyone who’s even close to him in world cricket at the moment,” he was quoted as saying in Star Sports present ‘Cricket Connected’.
The 38-year-old Gambhir mentioned Stokes is a cricketer whom each captain want to have in his workforce.
“That is the kind of impact player you need in every line-up. It would be a dream for every captain to have someone like Ben Stokes – whether he’s batting, whether he”s bowling, whether he’s fielding,” mentioned Gambhir, who performed 58 Tests between 2004 and 2016.
Stokes led England within the first Test in opposition to the West Indies within the absence of Joe Root, although they misplaced the series-opener.
Talking about Stokes’ management qualities, Gambhir, a BJP Member of Parliament, mentioned, “He’s a frontrunner in his personal capability. You do not have to be referred to as a captain to be a captain. You generally is a chief by your personal performances as nicely.
“So, I feel there are plenty of guys could be truly seeking to be like Ben Stokes, however sadly, there is no one in the mean time in world cricket.”
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