English all-rounder Ben Stokes has paid an emotional tribute to his father Ged Stokes who had passed away on Tuesday.
“In different places now me and you Ged but knowing you’ll always have this smile on your face make’s me smile every time I think of you love you forever and always”, the 2019 World Cup winner’s Instagram post read.
Stokes’s father passed away after fighting a battle with brain cancer. The news was revealed by Ged’s former Rugby Club Workington Town.
“It is with great sadness that we learn our former player and coach Ged Stokes has passed away. Ged is written into the rich fabric of Town history and will be greatly missed. Ged still has many, many friends here in West Cumbria and we send our thoughts to them too,” the statement read according to Mirror.
“Saying goodbye to my dad, my mum and my brother in Christchurch was tough. It has been a difficult time for us as a family, but we’ve pulled together and supported each other as best we can.
“And I was able to get on the plane with my parents’ love and blessing after we reached the decision, for me to get back playing, as a family with no external influences,” Stokes wrote in his column for Mirror earlier.