Industrialist Anand Mahindra has praised English cricketer Ben Stokes who led his team to victory in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan on Sunday. In a tweet that is gathering traction, the chairman of the Mahindra group jokingly asked vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) to make a “victory vaccine” by extracting some fluids from the cricketer’s veins. Mr. Mahindra also said that he is ready to sign up for the first dose. Performances by Ben Stokes and Sam Curran propelled England to their second T20 World Cup title after 2010, when they defeated Pakistan by five wickets.
“Hello, is that the Serum Institute of India? Could you please extract some fluid from @benstokes38’s veins and make a vaccine out of it? A #VictoryVaccine. Because this gentleman just doesn’t know how to lose… (Where Can I sign up for the first dose?)”, the industrialist tweeted.
Hello, is that him? @SerumInstIndia ? Could you please draw some fluid from the veins of @benstokes38 and make a vaccine with it? A #VictoriaVaccine. Because this gentleman does not know how to lose… (Where can I sign up for the first dose?)#T20World Cup#ENGvPAKhttps://t.co/ToOp5Kyzmq
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 13, 2022
Mahindra is not the only one who has praised Stokes. England captain Jos Buttler said he is a “supreme competitor in everything he does”.
“And that man again, Ben Stokes is there at the end. He’s the ultimate competitor in everything he does and also has the experience to rely on. He timed it perfectly, the momentum that he and Moeen Ali had just taken from Pakistan. the England captain said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Put to bat first by England, Pakistan were reduced to 137/8 in 20 overs in the T20 World Cup final. Shan Masood (38) and captain Babar Azam (32) scored most of their team’s runs.
Sam Curran (3/12) was England’s leading bowler in the final. Spinner Adil Rashid (2/22) and pacer Chris Jordan (2/27) also picked up some crucial wickets. Ben Stokes got a wicket.
Chasing 138, England dropped to 45/3 in 5.3 overs. But a 48-run standout between Ben Stokes (52 not out from 49 balls with five fours and one six) and Moeen Ali (19 from 13 balls) turned the game around in England’s favour.
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