England cricket captain Ben Stokes is furious after his clothes bag was stolen from King’s Cross station
England cricket captain Ben Stokes had his bag stolen while traveling to watch England in the Six Nations.
The 31-year-old all-rounder angrily tweeted at the robbers, saying he hoped their “clothes are too big for you, you absolute idiot.”
He had been traveling from his home in Cumbria to watch France crush England in the Six Nations in a record home defeat for the English team at Twickenham.
Stokes is enjoying some time at home after a busy winter for the England team that included winning the T20 World Cup.
Many cricket fans were sympathetic to the England captain over the loss of his possessions, but some rival supporters were less sympathetic.
Ben Stokes, 31, had been traveling from his home in Cumbria to watch France crush England in the Six Nations in a record defeat for the English team at Twickenham.
The England captain was unimpressed by thieves who took his belongings while traveling to a Six Nations match (photo from New Zealand in February)
Stokes wrote online in an X-rated rant: ‘To whoever stole my bag at King’s Cross train station. I hope my clothes are too (sic) big for you utter idiot’.
The cricketer has had a successful time as England captain so far, winning 10 of the 12 matches he has captained.
He led the Test team to a historic shutout in a series against Pakistan before drawing 1-1 with New Zealand in a close thrilling battle.
The Test team lost by a run when expert bowler Jimmy Anderson was dismissed for a leg hold.
While some fans made helpful suggestions to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future, others made jokes about the possible culprit.
His next career move is to join Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League after he was bought by the team for a whopping £1.63 million.
The England captain faces cricket’s ultimate challenge, the Ashes series, later this summer and is hoping to win back the iconic trophy from the Australians for the first time since 2015.
Hopes are high as the ‘new brand’ of English cricket, led by Stokes and Brendan McCullum, continue to achieve ‘some very special things’.