Ben Stokes Tells Affray Jury: 'I Wasn’t Angry And Drunk I Was Talking To God'

England cricketer Ben Stokes has denied being “angry and out of control” on the night he is alleged to have knocked out a man during a brawl outside a nightclub.

The 27-year-old instead suggested to the jury at Bristol Crown Court on Friday that CCTV footage may have captured him talking to God.

The all-rounder is accused of affray in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol during the early hours of 25 September last year.

He is on trial alongside Ryan Ali, 28, who Stokes is alleged to have knocked out during the fracas near the Mbargo nightclub. Co-accused Ryan Hale, 27, was acquitted on Thursday.

Stokes and Ali deny a joint charge of affray.

Speaking in court, Stokes said: “I recall I…

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