Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, IPL 2018, RR, CSK. RPS
Ben Stokes has been the most expensive player of IPL in two consecutive years © AFP

Ben Stokes has been the most expensive buy for two consecutive years for his all round skills. In this years IPL  he was bagged by Rajasthan Royals(RR) for a whopping amount of INR 12.5 crores. Rahul Tripathi who has shared the dressing room with Stokes last year playing for Rising Pune Supergiant(RPS) shares his experience with Stokes.

Stokes lately had made news for the wrong reasons when he was involved in the Bristol street brawl case. However, according to Tripathi he hasn’t lost any of his sense of humour returning to the IPL. He was also seen talking about returning to Pune which was his previous home ground. He even talks about Ajinkya Rahane’s and Jaydev Unadkat’s behaviour on and off field.

RR will take on Chennai Super Kings(CSK) in the match 17 of Vivo IPL 2018 at Pune. Both teams have won two games each in the tournament so far with RR playing an extra game. For CSK themain concern will be the fitness of MS Dhoni who was seen struggling with back problems when he almost took CSK to victory in their last clash against Kings XI Punjab(KXIP).