“Not seen your take on Ben Stokes quitting cricket due to his mental health, what is your view?” the social media user asked.
“And due to a busted finger..” Piers replied, before adding: “I’m sure Ben Stokes wouldn’t call his decision to pull out of the massive India Test series ‘tremendously courageous’, ‘inspiring’ or ‘heroic’, as some are saying. Nor would I.”
Piers continued: “England will be weaker without him & I hope he’s back for the Ashes.”
The dad-of-four was left raging when asked on Twitter: “So, will you say of Ben Stokes: ‘you have let down your team-mates, your fans and your country’? I doubt it, and it speaks volumes about you.”
He replied: “If he quit in the middle of a Test match with no physical injury, leaving his teammates in the lurch like Simone Biles did, & complained he wasn’t having enough ‘fun’, then I would have said that. Especially if he had GOAT embroidered on his shirt.
“But he didn’t. So I didn’t.”