Ben Stokes who have become the first cricketer since 2005 after Andrew Flintoff to win the BBC SPOTY prize. He showered a lot of praises on his fellow nominees, team mates and wife (claim).
Ben saw england through in beating New Zealand in their first ever World Cup win at Lord’s where he won man of the match.
Stokes had 28 votes beating Formula one champion, Lewis Hamilton came second while sprinter Dina Asher-Smith came third.
There’s so many people you feel you have to thank when you’re up here my wife has been a rock of support he added, Stoke acknowledging his late parents, he highlighted how they brought him up wishing they were alive to celebrate his victory.
He said the game is not an individual game and his team-mates and coach were solidly behind his success.
The all-rounder spoke about his tribulations the past two years and appreciated his manager Neil Fairbrother for helping him come out of it.
Ben Stoke was fined £30,000 and given a backdated eight-match ban for his part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.
“Stoke getting emotional said he wish no to continue his speech”
The 28-year-old followed in the footsteps of another hero Ian Botham, a winner on the back of his Ashes heroics in 1981, as well as other cricket winners David Steele (1976) and Jim Laker (1956.)