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"Most hated father in NZ" - Ben Stokes' dad

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Published on July 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:34s

"Most hated father in NZ" - Ben Stokes' dad

The father of World Cup winner Ben Stokes' jokes he is now the most hated dad in New Zealand.

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"Most hated father in NZ" - Ben Stokes' dad

SHOWS: CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (JULY 15, 2019) (TVNZ - Broadcasters: NO USE NEW ZEALAND Digital: NO USE NEW ZEALAND INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY NEW ZEALAND OR AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER OF ENGLISH CRICKETER BEN STOKES, GED STOKES, SAYING: "It's great like I went to work today and really supportive of the people coming up to you and talking about it and how great it was and how great it was for Ben and for us as parents to be involved with that; so, very supportive.

Although I had one or two say I'm probably the most hated father in New Zealand at the moment but that was pretty tongue in cheek, or I hope it was anyway." 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) MOTHER OF ENGLISH CRICKETER BEN STOKES, DEB STOKES, SAYING: "At the end of the game I just cried my eyes out, basically.

And I was really, really disappointed for the Black Caps because they had given so much as well." STORY: Cricket fans in New Zealand were heartbroken on Monday (July 15) after their team came excruciatingly close to a maiden cricket World Cup victory, only to lose to England in an exceptionally tight tie-breaker.

It was especially tricky for the parents of England cricketer and man of the match Ben Stokes, who watched the game from their home in Christchurch.

Although both were thrilled for their son's success, Deb Stokes said she had cried after the match, while Ged Stokes joked that he was the "most hated father in New Zealand".

Stokes, who was born in New Zealand, was helped along the way by good fortune when a deflection off his outstretched bat ran to the boundary in the 50th over, paving the way for England to win their first World Championship title.

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