Ben Stokes was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and England’s cricket World Cup winners the team of the year, as the annual awards ceremony in Aberdeen. Meanwhile, Jos Buttler's run out of Martin Guptill in the final at Lord's was voted the Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year. Ben Stokes became the first cricketer to win the main Sports Personality of the Year award since Andrew Flintoff in 2005. The 28-year-old finished ahead of the six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, who came runner-up for a second consecutive year and fourth in total, and the world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who was third.
“It’s an individual award but it’s a team sport,” said Stokes on receiving the award. “The best thing is you get to share big moments with teammates and back-room staff. They make moments like this summer possible. Two years ago was a tough time for me in my life and I had so many people help me through that. I wouldn’t be up here without you, so thanks.” Stokes was one of the chief architects of England's World Cup with both bat and ball. Here's how Twitter reacted to Ben Stokes winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award....
Well deserved legend! pic.twitter.com/pQ15zZ8klO— Joe Root (@root66) December 15, 2019
Congratulations @benstokes38 very well deserved mate.— Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan) December 15, 2019