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England all-rounder Ben Stokes announces retirement from ODI cricket

England all-rounder Ben stokes on Monday announced his retirement from one-day international cricket. 

New Delhi: In a major development in England cricket, all-rounder Ben stokes on Monday announced his retirement from one-day international cricket. The 31-year-old cricketer will quit the game after playing Tuesday’s ODI match against South Africa. Stokes also wrote a heartfelt note to give the news to his fans.

He wrote in the note that it was a very tough decision to make. However, he said that he loved every minute of playing with my mates for England. Posting the letter on Twitter, Stokes also shared a photo for his fans. In the photo, he was seen holding an ICC Cricket World Cup trophy.

”As hard as a decision as this was to come to. It’s not as hard dealing with the fact I can’t give my teammates 100% of myself in this format anymore. The England shirt deserves nothing less from anyone who wears it,” wrote the 31-year-old cricketer.

”I wish to give everything I have to Test cricket, and now, with this decision, I feel I can also give my total commitment to the T20 format. I would like to wish Jos Buttler, Mathew Mott, the players and the support staff every success going forward. We have made great strides in white-ball cricket over the past seven years, and the future looks bright,” added Stokes further.

Stoked ended his letter, ”As always, the England fans have always been there for me and will continue to be there, you are the best fans in the world. I hope we can win on Tuesday and set the series up nicely against South Africa.”

So far, the England player has played 104 ODI matches. He is best known for his performance in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s. During this game, he made 84 runs without loss. However, he will play his last and the 105th match on Tuesday against South Africa.