England were the most complete team at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and they are fitting champions.
They showed they were the best all-round team in all their pressure matches. Against India in the semi-final we saw it, against Sri Lanka when they had to win to qualify and then in the final, they were dominant.
I am absolutely chuffed for Ben Stokes. He was like a sponge, he absorbed the pressure for England, he absorbed, absorbed and absorbed and then you squeeze and release. That was Ben Stokes in that chase.
I think it’s not been fair to him that the one defining over in the 2016 final will always be remembered when you talk about T20 World Cup finals. Since then, he has soared high like an eagle. With the bat, especially, he has had so many great moments in all three formats.
That over and the Carlos Brathwaite sixes will be one of the first things you think of when you look back on T20 World Cup finals. It will not be the first thing you think of when it comes to Ben Stokes though. That is a mark of everything he has achieved.
I am so happy for him that he stood up…