Former England captain Michael Vaughan has hailed current skipper Joe Root as the greatest English player of all time and tipped him to break all the record in future.
The 26-year old is undoubtedly one of the finest talents England has ever produced. He has been excelling in his batting despite being made the skipper in test format.
The Yorkshire batsman is currently enjoying the form of his life after amassing an unbelievable 1300 plus runs, breaking Graham Gooch’s record in the process. Root has continued his heroics in the third ODI against West Indies where he scored yet another impressive 84 to help England take a 2-0 lead in the ODI series.
Praising the incredible form of Joe Root, former captain Michael Vaughan said:
‘The way Joe Root played today – he makes it look so simple across all formats.
‘He doesn’t change his tempo. I’ve no question that in five or 10 years’ time, he’ll surpass all records that are going. You can make a case now for saying he’s our best ever.’
However, the primary concern for Joe Root despite his impressive form is his inability to convert the fifties into hundreds over the past few months. The player himself looks to be frustrated as he told Sky Sports: ‘I seem to get to 50 and then get out, that’s the problem!
‘It’s really frustrating and something you always try to work on. It’s difficult though because it’s not something you can practice in the nets.
‘Mentally you’ve just got to try and stay switched on and tell yourself to be there at the end [of the innings].’
Joe Root is surely among the greatest batsmen of his generation, but it will surely take another decade of consistency to be named among the greatest batters of all time in any format.
Root has the likes of Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla who are equally impressive across the formats, and it remains to be seen who among the trio will be considered as the batsmen of this generation.
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