Skip to content
England star Ben Stokes reveals fear after choking on tablet before Ashes: “I feared this was the end”

Stokes, who has just entered the English fold, revealed the scare in his column for the Daily Mirror newspaper.

“Until he came out, I thought this might be the end,” he added. “I was alone in my room and couldn’t breathe as it lodged and started to dissolve. I felt like my mouth was on fire.

“Without going into too much detail, I have never seen so much saliva as on Sunday morning, it was a really scary experience.”

Stokes took an indefinite hiatus from cricket in July to focus on his mental health while recovering from a second operation on a broken finger, and was a late addition to the England squad for the Australia tour.

The 30-year-old said the finger injury was going very well and he was in a good mental position.

However, he had another fear when he took a bullet to his forearm during training, which left him in excruciating pain.

“I couldn’t lift it… I thought it was broken,” Stokes added. Fortunately, the pain and reaction eased once we got back into the locker room and the physiotherapists could be sure it wasn’t much of a break.

“It wasn’t until I got back to my hotel room that I took stock of the day I had spent. The adrenaline had worn off and I was exhausted. Glad to be. here to tell the story, but hoping my pre-test dramas are now over. “


standard

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.