4th Test: Alastair Cook lauds Joe Root for Bazball-defying hundred | Cricket News

Feb24,2024



New Delhi: Joe RootCentury in the fourth test, which challenged buzzballwas appreciated England legend alistair cookWho also drew inevitable comparisons with the Indian captain Rohit Sharma,
The 33-year-old Root returned to form with an unbeaten 122 on the first day of the ongoing fourth Test in Ranchi, taking England to 353 in the first innings after being reduced to 112 for 5 in the morning session.
“When you see somebody go through a bit of trouble, it's always good to see them at the other end. It's only a matter of time when great players don't score,” Cook told TNT Sports after the first day on Friday. Is.” ,
“What Joe Root did today (Friday) was go back to basics. This is a clip of someone with the shots you would expect Joe Root to play (Cook was speaking when the video of Root's innings was played) All the talk about the reverse scoop being unusual, this is a very typical innings.
“A little slower than usual but the pace of the batting and his rhythm make him different. When he is in good flow he has a nice easy approach like Rohit (Sharma). Pure and complete class, great player with spin and his All options are available.”
Root, one of the best batsmen in the cricket world, came under criticism after England lost the third Test when England were all out for 319 runs after his reverse lap.,
This was his first century in the five-match series after scores of 29, 2, 5, 16, 18, 7 in his previous six Test innings.
“Root has played beautifully today. This is a very different Root from what we have seen in the series, who has been playing with control… It has been very frustrating for guys who like entertainment, But very effective,” said former England captain Cook.
“It was a very emotionless run. It will be interesting to see what he says about this century, given everything that has happened before, the discussion about his shot selection and the way he plays. Great players react. And he responded with runs.”
(With PTI inputs)



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