One year on, Stokes laughs off Brathwaite T20 final nightmare
Ben Stokes was devastated as Carlos Brathwaite destroyed his World Twenty20 dream in 2016, but a year on the England all-rounder was able to look back with a smile.
In the last over of the T20 final at Eden Gardens, West Indies needed 19 to seal an unlikely win, with Stokes set to deliver the final set of six.
What ensued will live long in the memory of all cricket fans as Windies all-rounder Brathwaite smashed four successive maximums to guide his team home with two balls to spare, leaving Stokes shattered on his haunches in the middle of the pitch.
On the one-year anniversary of that memorable denouement, one fan tweeted to remind Stokes of an occasion he is hardly likely to forget, saying: "Remember back to back sixes off the bat of @TridentSportsX (Carlos Brathwaite) on this day last year? I'm sure @benstokes38 still does."
But they say time is a healer and Stokes appeared to take the jibe well, responding: "Back to back to back to back actually."
Back to back to back to back actually https://t.co/RVO8mLZSim-- Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 3, 2017