You can’t bear the weight of defeat, said Stokes on England’s return after defeat to Ireland

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, after scoring a match-winning 52 in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan, said the defeat at the hands of Ireland in the group stage hurt the team but the players soon turned their attention to other matches and He was successful in making a comeback like this. Stokes again proved himself to be a player of the big matches and scored a brilliant half-century under pressure conditions. He spoke on the memorable campaign of the team. Stokes, who was also the hero of England’s 2019 ODI World Cup victory, said after the five-wicket win against Pakistan, “We got that loss (against Ireland) early in the tournament. We definitely had to overcome that and move on.”

“You can’t carry the burden of defeat in a tournament like this. It was our slight mistake and credit goes to Ireland who beat us but the best team learns from their mistakes and doesn’t get affected by them.” was assigned. He praised his team which set benchmarks in limited overs cricket.

Butler said, “Now everyone here is proud of the victory in the T20 World Cup. It has been a long journey which has made some changes as well. We have benefited from the game we have played in the last few years. “It was a great tournament,” he said. We had toured Pakistan before coming here which was good for the team. After the Ireland match, our players showed great spirit in do or die matches.

Sam Curran was adjudged the player of the tournament for his brilliant bowling. Butler also praised leg-spinner Adil Rashid besides him. Butler said, “It was a brilliant over from Adil that changed the course of the match. He bowled well in the last three matches. His performance was superb. After this, Ben Stokes kept the crease till the end. He is a real competitor and has good experience. He and Moeen Ali took the match out of Pakistan’s JD.

At one point they were in a position to be eliminated from the group stage but were able to reach the semi-finals with the Netherlands’ unexpected win over South Africa. Where did Pakistan captain Babar Azam say, “Congratulations to England. He put up a good challenge and deserved to be the champion. We felt at home at every match venue here. We got a lot of support at every match venue. We lost the first two matches but then reaching the semi-finals was great.

Praising his bowlers, he said, “I asked my players to play their natural game but we had scored 20 runs less. Our bowlers fought well. Our bowling is one of the best in the world. Unfortunately Shaheen Shah Afridi’s injury cost us dearly but it is part of the game.

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