All-rounder Ben Stokes has cleared the air referring to the controversial ‘six’ which became once awarded to England for the period of the World Cup final against Fresh Zealand.
“I seen all of that. I became once thinking to myself, did I issue that? But hand on heart, I failed to coast up to the umpires and issue one thing fancy that to the umpires,” he said in the latest episode of BBC podcast.
“I went straight to Tom Latham and said ‘Mate, I am so sorry’, regarded over to Kane (Williamson) and said ‘I am sorry’,” he added.
Throughout the final over in England’s whisk of 241 on July 14 at Lord’s, a throw from the deep deflected off a diving Stokes’ bat and ran away to the third man fence. Stokes became once winding up his 2d hurry in the thrilling whisk that at final ended in a tie.
After session with Marais Erasmus and the comfort of his colleagues, Kumar Dharmasena signalled six runs for the incident, which means that England — who by then looked as if it would be drifting out of contention needing nine runs from three balls — had been proper serve in the hunt with three wanted from two balls.
England had been adjudged winners of the World Cup on the premise of their superior boundary depend — 22 fours and two sixes — to Fresh Zealand’s 17 after the the match ended in a tie after law play and Comely Over.
Earlier, Stokes’ teammate James Anderson had claimed that the all-rounder, who became once hugely apologetic the moment the incident came about, had appealed to the umpires to overturn their decision.
“I feel, talking to Michael Vaughan who seen him after the game, Ben Stokes if fact be told went to the umpires and said, ‘Can you consume that four runs off. We attach now not need it’,” Anderson had suggested BBC’s Tailenders podcast.
Dharmasena, who became once focused for his controversial overthrow name, had celebrated his mistake, however said he didn’t be apologetic about the choice. ICC had additionally backed the Sri Lankan umpire over the topic.
Faded India skipper Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee will additionally be discussing factors in the case of the World Cup final, including the controversial boundary depend serve rule, of their next assembly in first quarter of 2020.