On Tuesday, England’s World Cup-winning all-rounder Ben Stokes completed his maiden half marathon to raise funds for charity and hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Earlier, He posted a video on Instagram and said he was inspired by three men calling themselves the Cricket Garden Marathon Team who run full marathon and raised the fund for the health workers or the British National Health Service.
“A half marathon is always been something that I’ve thought about doing a but never really got around to ever doing it,” Stokes said in the video captioned, “Half Marathon”
“Obviously we’ve been in lockdown so I thought what a great opportunity to go out and if I’m going to do it I might as well try and raise some funds,” he added.
Later in a video posted on Twitter, Stokes informed his fans that he has successfully completed the Half-Marathon in 39 minutes and 40 seconds, and captioned the video, “I’ve just completed a half marathon to help @GardenMara with their efforts of raising funds for @NHSCharities and @Chance2Shine if you can please donate”
He has admitted that the highest he has ever run is 8km, 28-year-old Ben Stokes hopes that his effort will encourage the people to donate and motivate them to battle against the pandemic.
Through this, He will be hopefully inspiring people to make some donations towards the Cricket Garden Marathon. He just trying to add some more funds and help the people who have been affected.
Cricketers are doing help to the needy in the ongoing crisis. 65,000 pounds funds were raised by the England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler for auctioning his World Cup final shirt.
Indian captain Virat kohli and the South African player Ab de Villiers put there kits from 2016 IPL match against Gujrat lions on auction to aid the battle against coronavirus pandemic.