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Did Cricketer Ben Stokes’ ancestors belong to the Yaduvanshi family of Uttar Pradesh? Read Fact Check.

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A picture is getting viral on social media sites regarding the Cricketer Ben Stokes and his family.

Social media users are sharing the picture with a claim that Ben stoke’s ancestors belonged to the Yaduvanshi family of Uttar Pradesh and Ben Stokes’s name in New Zealand was Banne Singh Yadav

By sharing the picture a user named Vishal Yadav MLA  captioned:  Ben Stokes’ ancestors belonged to the Yaduvanshi family of Uttar Pradesh. Ben Stokes’ grandfather Roop Singh Yadav, was a worker of the Samajwadi Party and later settled in New Zealand. Ben Stokes’ name in New Zealand was “Banne Singh Yadav”.

 After this, he went to Live in England and was named Ben Stokes. Recently, Ben Stokes “won the T20 World Cup in cricket” for England and he played an important role in winning the World Cup before that. “Proud of you.” Banne Singh Yadav Zindabad ( English Translation)

vishal Yadav

Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, Many other Social Media users are sharing a similar claim-

ben stokes 1

Source: Twitter

ben 2

Source: Twitter

ben stokes 3

Source: Facebook

ben 5

Source: Twitter

Fact Check:

To analyze the reality of the viral claim the team of DFRAC  first searched Ben Stokes’s history. The team found a wikipedia page of Ben Stokes.

ben wiki

Source: Wikipedia

In the article it is clearly mentioned that Ben Stokes (Benjamin Andrew Stokes) was born on 4 June 1991 in Christ Church, New Zealand, stokes moves to England as a child at the age of 12.

Afterward,  the team searched about the history of  Ben stokes family in which we get to know that Ben Stokes is the son of former rugby league player and coach Gerard Stokes known as ‘ Ged Stokes’, and an English Mother Deborah Stokes. He was raised in a devout Christain family. 

Meanwhile, we searched about the grandfather of Ben Stokes and his connection with the Yaduvanshi family of Uttar Pradesh but we found nothing related to this.

Conclusion:

It is clear from the fact-check of DFRAC that Ben stokes was born in Christ Church, New Zealand, and moved to England at the age of 12 no family member of his was a worker of the Samajwadi Party and his ancestor belongs to New Zealand, not Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, the claim made by social media users is Fake.

Claim Reviewed: Cricketer Ben Stokes’ ancestors belonged to the Yaduvanshi family of Uttar Pradesh

Claimed By: Social Media Users

Fact Check: Fake

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