Sir Ben Stokes? Could be possible, say British PM candidates

Sir Ben Stokes? Could be possible, say British PM candidates

Published
Hot News
2 min read
England
London, July 16 (IANS) England's World Cup hero Ben Stokes could be awarded a knighthood, if Prime Ministerial candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are to be believed. The pair was asked during a debate on Monday if they would give Stokes a knighthood if either of them replaced current incumbent Theresa May as British Prime Minister.
The answers came in a series of rapid fire questions of yes or no answers at the end of a debate hosted by The Sun and talkRadio. Johnson, who is regarded as the frontrunner for the role, said "I will give dukedoms, whatever - I will go to the maximum, to, what, the Garter King of Arms. Yes is the answer, absolutely".
When the question was put to Hunt, he replied succinctly: "Of course". The England team that won the World Cup have been commended not just for their entertaining approach to the game, particularly batting, but also for their diversity. Stokes himself was born in New Zealand and his father -- Ged Stokes -- has represented the country in rugby.
England captain Eoin Morgan, a former Ireland player, had said that it was not just the luck of an Irishman on their side but Allah too. Prime Minister Theresa May praised the squad for encapsulating modern Britain when they met her at 10 Downing Street on Monday. "The final was not just cricket at its best but sport at its best - courage, character, sportsmanship, drama, incredible skill and even the odd slice of luck," she said.
"You are a team that represents modern Britain, and that plays like no other side in the world. You have helped the nation fall in love with cricket once again. You have inspired countless future Morgans, Rashids and Archers."
--IANS
rkm/bg

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!