Sporting community praises Stokes for mental health break

The sporting community’s response has been to fully support England player Ben Stokes, who has taken an indefinite break from the sport to focus on his “mental health”.

The time away from cricket will also help Stokes rest his left index finger, which was performed in April and has not fully healed since returning earlier this month.

The multi-skilled rider is set to miss the upcoming ICC World Test Championship against India, with Craig Overton selected as his replacement.

Ashley Giles, managing director of men’s cricket for England, praised Stokes for showing the courage to open up about mental health. It was a sentiment matched by notable names from all over the world in cricket as well as other sports.

A few of them are below:

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