England cricketer Ben Stokes has been voted BBC Sports Persona of the Yr 2019.
The all-rounder was once man of the match as England received the World Cup for the key time with a dramatic heavenly over victory against Unique Zealand at Lord’s.
Stokes, 28, furthermore hit an unbeaten 135 in the one-wicket zero.33 Ashes Take a look at triumph against Australia at Headingley.
In a public vote, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd while sprinter Dina Asher-Smith was once zero.33.
Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Pleasurable, world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Welsh rugby union yarn Alun Wyn Jones were furthermore shortlisted for the key award.
Durham’s Stokes was once introduced with his award by the Princess Royal and used Manchester United and Scotland footballer Denis Guidelines.
He turns into the key cricketer since Andrew Flintoff in 2005 to recall the prize.
Unique Zealand-born Stokes is lacking the key warm-up match of England’s Take a look at tour of South Africa, which starts on Tuesday, in whisper to abet the present in Aberdeen.
Stokes’ acceptance speech in elephantine
“First of all, I mediate congratulations to your complete nominees. What you get got managed to present as people and enact to your sport is merely sensational, so effectively completed to you too.
“There’s so many people you may perhaps perhaps perhaps be feeling that you must thank when you happen to may perhaps perhaps perhaps be up right here. It be a person award, but I play a personnel sport and one among the massive issues about that is you procure to part particular moments with these personnel-mates, coaches and without that effort you set in, I’d no longer be up right here receiving this award so thanks so worthy.
“Two years previously was once a demanding time for me in my lifestyles and I’ve had so many people support me by that. My astounding manager and friend Neil Fairbrother, you may perhaps perhaps perhaps be bigger than an agent, you may perhaps perhaps perhaps be an out of this world man. I produce no longer know the technique you get got achieve aside up with Andrew Flintoff and me, you and [Fairbrother’s wife] Audrey, you may perhaps perhaps perhaps be astounding people.
“My people, they are living on the diversified aspect of the field, they produce no longer procure to part moments like this, the World Cup and be there with me, but the time you dedicated to me rising up, the selflessness to procure me to coaching camps and around the nation, right here is for you. I adore you so worthy, thanks.
“To my amazing wife, Clare. Family to me is more vital than what I enact for a living. It puts point of view on all the pieces, after the coolest and unsuitable days they are there for me no matter what. My two childhood too, they are faithful I adore you so worthy.
“Abet to Clare, you may perhaps perhaps perhaps be a rock. You continuously were. You continuously may perhaps be. I desire you may perhaps perhaps perhaps come right here and part it with me, you deserve it valid as worthy. I adore you so worthy and I’m so proud to call you my wife.
“I’m guessing I must quiet glide away it there.”
Diversified award winners at Sports Persona 2019
The very most attention-grabbing in British and world sport well-known a graceful yr at a equipped-out P&J Dwell Enviornment in Aberdeen.
Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi and Aberdeenshire-raised Emeli Sande wowed the crowds with emotional performances while there were particular moments to like as diversified awards were handed out.