[caption id="attachment_885008" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-885008" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Ben-Stokes-Ashes.png" alt="Ashes 2019, The Ashes 2019, England vs Australia, England, Australia, Ben Stokes" width="628" height="292" /> Stokes scored an astonishing 135* that saw England complete their highest successful fourth innings chase. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ben-stokes/news/">Ben Stokes</a> is a national hero and nobody in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/news/">England</a> can deny that after the allrounder's incredible unbeaten century saw the hosts to a thrilling <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ashes-2019-ben-stokes-etches-name-into-ashes-folklore-with-astonishing-century-884465">one-wicket win</a> in the third <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ashes-2019">Ashes 2019</a> Test at Headingley. <p></p> <p></p>Calls for Stokes, who scored an astonishing 135* that saw England complete their highest successful fourth innings chase, to be knighted are growing louder by the day. <p></p> <p></p>Even the gay couple defended by Stokes during the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bristol-brawl">Bristol brawl</a> have called for him to be knighted. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in <em>The Sun</em> on Tuesday, Kai Barry and William O'Connor said the Queen should reward the England player for dishing out one of the top Ashes innings at Headingley. "There's no question he should get a knighthood. He saved us, now he's saved the Ashes," Kai said. <p></p> <p></p>"Ben risked his career for us. He's my hero. He's showed immense strength of character." <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ian-botham-to-ben-stokes-your-life-will-never-be-the-same-884974">Ian Botham to Ben Stokes: 'Your life will never be the same'</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The couple were defended by Stokes after a row in Bristol which saw the 28-year-old hauled before the court. He was later cleared of affray. <p></p> <p></p>Stokes credited his wife Clare for his phenomenal feat. "Clare has been brilliant and so supportive throughout the years. Your family go through everything with you, good and bad, so it is great to be able to celebrate with them at times like this." <p></p> <p></p>"I didn't actually see Clare until late in the evening when we got back from the ground. I still had my training gear on and my England cap. <p></p> <p></p>"First thing she spotted was the bag in my hand. She said, 'Oh, so we've been to McDonald's have we?'." <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ashes-2019-i-f-love-test-match-cricket-tweets-headingley-hero-ben-stokes-884568">'I f****** love Test match cricket' tweets Headingley hero Ben Stokes</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>He admitted that he can't wait to get back home to spend time with his wife and kids. "I love playing cricket, but you need to be able to get away from the game and that is where your home and your family keep you grounded," he said.