Former West Indian batting great Viv Richards has showered praises on English batting sensation Joe Root. Root, who is also the number one ranked batsman in the ICC Test Rankings, has been in the form of his life. After winning the Man of the Series in the Ashes, Root continued his excellence even in the testing conditions of the Gulf. His batting has impressed Richards to such an extent, that the great West Indian went on to term him as “phenomenal”.

“I think Joe Root has done a magnificent job for a young man,” Richards told the England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday.  “If he continues, he is going to be phenomenal because he is still very much a young man and he looks rather gnashy. But he looks like he has what it takes to compete at the top and certainly he has proved that to date.” Not just Richards, but several greats of the game have had a liking for Root’s style of play.

“I know Root is a Yorkshireman. As a Yorkshireman, he’s got this tenacious attitude,” said Richards. “I played under a Yorkshireman as captain – we lost him just recently, the late Brian Close.


“He was one of the hardest men that I’ve ever met, in whatever walk of life. That nitty-gritty type of stuff -Geoffrey Boycott, Sir Len Hutton – they have got some guys who have been pretty potent over the years. I guess Joe Root is from good stock,” said Richards, comparing Root to some great Yorkshiremen. 

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