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Ben Stokes and Joe Root in hysterics as England all-rounder tries to hide stain on his whites

Ben Stokes left Joe Root in hysterics against West Indies today after the England all-rounder appeared to have an accident causing a stain to appear on his cricket whites.

Playing Test cricket can be a lengthy process and it appeared to be too much for Stokes, who could be seen trying his best to cover the blemish but soon realised there was nowhere to hide.

The hilarious moment, captured by the TV cameras, prompted Gary Lineker to tweet ‘s*** happens’ after the former footballer’s own infamous unfortunate incident on the pitch at Italia ’90.

Don’t worry @GaryLineker, you’re now not the only one to have an ‘accident’ on the pitch. 😳

Ben Stokes has a rather unfortunate stain on his trousers…😅

Catch up on #ENGvWI highlights on @BBCTwo at 7.15pm. #bbccricket pic.twitter.com/FbOCgMJTH7

The BBC even zoomed in on the stain in the video posted on Twitter, meaning Stokes’ blushes about the embarrassing moment were not spared.

England’s captain could first be seen in fits of laughter and it later became clear why as a sheepish-looking Stokes could be seen laughing and covering up the stain with his jumper. 

Lineker will be relieved it has finally happened to another sportsman, after being mocked for years about his infamous accident during the World Cup in 1990.

The Match of the Day presenter was seen taking longer than usual to get up after a challenge, then shuffled himself along the floor in an effort to clear up the disaster he had accidentally left.

On the incident, Lineker previously said on the Match of the Day podcast: ‘I’d been ill overnight and it was the opening day of the cup and I’d woken up a few times with diarrhoea, etc.

‘I didn’t want to tell Bobby Robson because I thought he might leave me out of the team, and I wanted to play, as always.

‘Anyway the game started and I was alright, then about 20 minutes I started cramping. Somehow I made it through to half-time and I thought I’d be alright.

 ‘We go out the for the second half, we’re ten or 15 minutes in and I’m starting to cramp again and I think, ‘Oh, I’m in trouble here’.

‘The ball went left down the Irish left hand side and I ran across and tried to block something. I sort of fell to the ground and relaxed for a second and it just went ‘boom’.

‘It was like, ‘Oh my god,’ but it was everywhere. There’s a bit if you ever see the footage, where Gary Stevens comes over and asks what’s wrong.

 ‘And I go, ‘I’ve s*** myself’. I just didn’t know what to do. Thank god I had dark blue shorts on that day. I’m shovelling it out and rubbing myself on the grass like a dog. 

‘It was amazing how much space I found after that though, I was stinking.

‘You could see everyone shuffling away from me whilst I sat on my own, feeling sorry for myself.’ 

England finished day second day of the third Test at Emirates Old Trafford in a strong position, with West Indies on 137 for six. 

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