England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata April 4, 2016

'Ben Stokes is still my hero'

ESPNcricinfo staff

With one over to go, England were favourites for the World T20 crown, but with West Indies needing 19, Ben Stokes conceded four sixes in four balls. That prompted an outpouring of support for the dejected Stokes.

Carlos Brathwaite was gracious after the victory:

"Ben Stokes is an absolute legend in his own right. You shouldn't forget what he has done for England in the past couple of months. Cricket is a cruel game, and a lot of people can be on him, but just remember Stuart Broad was hit for six sixes by Yuvraj [Singh], and his career has gone on the up ever since. To Ben, tough luck last night, commiserations to you and the England team. Wish he has a long and successful career ahead of him. "

England captain Eoin Morgan also had kind words for Stokes.

"[Stokes] is going to be devastated, and it'll take its toll over the next couple of days, but we share everything that we do, we stick together as a side, we share the pain, we share the success, now and in the future. "

Stokes also took to Twitter to acknowledge the support he received.