Cricket World Cup winner Ben Stokes finished a shocking 2019 by claiming the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year prize.

Ben Stokes

Stokes’ exhibitions in the World Cup last, which England won on an extraordinary limit countback against New Zealand, and the third Ashes test helped him seal the public vote for the award.

“Two years back was an extreme time for me in my life. I’ve had such huge numbers of individuals help me through that,” the 28-year-old Stokes said as he accepted the award on stage.


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