Ben Stokes became a more popular Wikipedia search than American singer Taylor Swift for a brief period during his Headingley Test heroics, according to Chartr — an organisation which provides insights through graphical representation. The International Cricket Council (ICC), re-posted the data on their official Instagram account and said, “For a brief moment last weekend, Ben Stokes was a more popular Wiki search than Taylor Swift”. Cricket’s global governing body also took a cheeky dig at Taylor Swift by saying, “There’s no Bad Blood here Tay (Taylor Swift), but Stokesy’s (Ben Stokes) knock was the greatest Love Story of all time,” referring to the American singer’s hit single “Love Story”.
Stokes, who scored a match-winning 135 not out in the second innings to guide the team to an epic win and took four important wickets, moved up two places to grab the second position among all-rounders. He had occupied third position in September 2017.
Stokes will be next seen in action during the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford in Manchester, starting from September 4.