Langer Still Has 'nightmares' Over Stokes' Headingley Exploits
Zeeshan Mehtab Published December 04, 2021 | 11:49 AM
Australia coach Justin Langer admitted Saturday he still has "nightmares" about Ben Stokes' exploits at Headingley in 2019, but said he was happy to see him back after a break from cricket
Brisbane, Australia, Dec 4 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Dec, 2021 ) :Australia coach Justin Langer admitted Saturday he still has "nightmares" about Ben Stokes' exploits at Headingley in 2019, but said he was happy to see him back after a break from cricket.
With just one wicket remaining and 73 runs needed for victory, Stokes steered England to their highest successful run chase in Tests with a memorable unbeaten 135.
"He's a great cricketer, no doubt about that. I still have nightmares about his innings in that third Test," Langer said in Brisbane ahead of the first Test at the Gabba starting Wednesday.
"I probably have more nightmares about his spell on day three of that game. He's an unbelievable athlete and a great competitor.
"It's an Australian summer and it probably wouldn't be the same without the best players playing.""It's nice to see and hopefully his health is good. We welcome him here because he is one of the superstars of the game," he added.
Rain has hampered England's preparations for the opening Test, but they did see some action on Friday with Stokes scoring 42 runs off 56 balls before retiring in an intra-squad practice match.