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Marlon Samuels launches ugly tirade at Ben Stokes after quarantine remarks

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has launched a foul-mouthed tirade on social media at England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Samuels famously saluted Stokes after the England batsman was dismissed in a Test five years ago, while the Englishman later wrote that “Samuels lacks respect” after the West Indian took aim at him in the post-match press conference at the 2016 World T20 final.

Following remarks by Stokes on the TMS podcast – on which he said he wouldn’t wish spending time in isolation on his “worst enemy”, jokingly mentioning Samuels – the 39-year-old responded on Instagram Stories to a screengrab of Stokes’ words.

In a pair of expletive-laden messages, Samuels called Stokes a “b****”, followed by further disparaging remarks.

Samuels’ comments were widely condemned by users on social media.

Stokes is currently playing in the IPL in the UAE and hit a match-winning century in Rajasthan Royals’ eight wicket-win over over Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

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