The first game of the season was everything that the fans had hoped for. The thrill, the drama, the excitement was at the highest level. Even though the match ended in CSK’s defeat, the team’s fans were excited to see their captain Dhoni bat. However, there was a point of disappointment as well apart from the defeat.
Ahead of the game, a lot of hype was created around CSK’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes. However, Stokes was not able to deliver on those expectations as he got out for just 7 runs in 6 balls. Something like this does not skip the eyes of the Netizens, who immediately took to Twitter and other social media platforms to troll Stokes.
Stokes gets trolled
Chennai Super Kings‘ (CSK) all-rounder Ben Stokes faced severe criticism from fans after his disappointing performance with the bat in the opening clash of IPL 2023 against the home team Gujarat Titans (GT) on Friday (March 31) at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad . After CSK were reduced to 50 for 2, Stokes came out to bat at the No. 4 spot but could not make a significant impact.
He faced massive backlash after being dismissed for just seven runs on his debut for the franchise. Unfortunately, Gujarat’s Rashid Khan proved to be a formidable opponent, spinning a web around Stokes and sending him back to the pavilion quickly. Fans were highly disappointed with his performance, and many trolled him mercilessly.
Fans went on to the extent of calling Ben Stokes a fraud and a lucky player, and even started comparing him with Shivam Dube. Stokes has performed really well for England on multiple occasions and has had numerous successful IPL outings as well. to understand that each player has their good and bad days. However, after being so heavily trolled, it would be interesting to see how Ben Stokes makes a comeback in the next game and silences his critics.
Take a look at how fans reacted: