Kolkata: England captain Eoin Morgan said that all-rounder Ben Stokes will be devastated after being hit for four sixes by Carlos Brathwaite in the final of the ICC World T20, here yesterday.

Eoin Morgan. Pic/AFP
Eoin Morgan. Pic/AFP

Asked how is Stokes coping with the disappointment, Morgan replied: "It's quite simple from my point of view. He is going to be devastated.

It'll take its toll in the next couple of days. but we share the pain, we share the success. You could say what you like to him at the moment but he's probably not hearing it." Morgan said that cricket can be a cruel game despite them having control for the better part of the West Indies innings.

'Cricket can be cruel'
"It's possible. It just happened. Cricket can be a cruel game. I thought we did extremely well with the ball. At no stage, did the West Indies get anywhere near whey they wanted. I don't think we felt rushed at all with the ball. I thought we actually had the crowd on our side. And they responded to us. Everything worked in our favour."

Morgan said that perhaps West Indies never thought they were out of the game.