Ian Botham says "film industry" Ben Stokes merits each penny of the more than £1.7 million ($2.1mn) that the England all-rounder will round up playing in the Indian Premier League. Feeds set a record for an abroad player in the money rich Twenty20 rivalry when Rising Pune Supergiants spent for him finally week's closeout.
The 25-year-old Stokes has come up through the positions at Durham, where Botham is the recently designated director having completed his renowned playing profession with the English province. Botham, one of the extraordinary all-rounders of his era, said he was happy that Stokes - set to have crisp duties with England as bad habit chief to new Test captain Joe Root - was by and large very much compensated.
"He is getting for the IPL what most folks going to China to play football are getting for a fortnight's wages," Botham told a news meeting at Durham's Chester-le-Street central command.
"Cricket needs to move and I think players merit the prizes. It's a problematic living. You can have a harm and never play again and I think individuals understand that now."
Stirs' forceful style has been contrasted with that of Botham in his pageantry and the previous England chief stated: "I am exceptionally satisfied for Ben. He is film industry - that is the reason he went for what he went for (in the IPL).
"His expectation is not simply to play, but rather to win, and that is the sort of fellow he is.
"He is uncomplicated, what you see is the thing that you get and he is a much needed refresher, so I want him to enjoy all that life has to offer. What's more, he is extremely faithful to Durham County Cricket Club."
Then Botham said destitute Durham would skip once more from last season's assignment to the second division of the County Championship, forced on account of their money related issues.
Durham's authorize was concurred with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday as a state of £3.8 million money related support from the administering body.