Ben Stokes opens up on beer criticism by Kevin Pietersen during IPL 10. The English all rounder Ben Stokes had to part ways with the RPS team after the league stages. He joined his national side for preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy. Former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen had condemned this move. He stated that, Stokes and Jos Buttler chugging beers instead of playing the playoffs in IPL. In response, Stokes and Joe Root trolled Pietersen back with a workout video. Stokes stated that the entire scene happened because the practice were in Spain. Spain is renowned for parties and hence the entire brouhaha. He said, “I think there was a lot of criticism about that purely because it was in Spain. If we’d done something like that in England, I don’t think there would have been a bean said at all”.