A Knight In White: Newcastle manager Steve Bruce jokes that Ben Stokes can play centre-half for the Magpies

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Ben Stokes’ Ashes heroics has earned unanimous praise from every corner of England after the all-rounder overcame all odds to level the series 1-1. Newcastle United manager Steve bruce is no different as he claimed that Stokes could play for Newcastle United as a centre-half if he wishes. 

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Newly appointed manager of Newcastle Steve Bruce happened to comment on the epic battle at Headingley after his side shockingly defeated Tottenham Hotspurs at their own den in London. Bruce said:

“I don’t know what was more nervous – the last 10 minutes of the cricket or this game,” he said. “But certainly Ben Stokes can play centre-half for us next week, that’s for sure. How wonderful it was to watch, I have to say.”

The all-rounder who also helped the nation lift the World Cup with his antics in the final has turned around his career after the 2016 T20 World Cup debacle and the assault case. Stokes scored an unbeaten 135 to chase down an improbable score of 359 in the final innings at Leeds.

Ben Stokes is having the summer of his life after a successful World Cup campaign where he caught one of the greatest catches, scored five half-centuries and secured the man of the match in the final as well.

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