Joe Root’s Spectacular Cricket Performance Earns Praise

Joe Root’s Spectacular Cricket Performance Earns Praise

Joe Root’s stellar performances in cricket have garnered praise from Ricky Ponting, who compared him to “one of the greats.” In a recent episode of the ICC Review show, Ponting acknowledged Root’s remarkable progress over the past two years, propelling him from a very good player to a truly exceptional one.

Root’s recent batting statistics are a testament to his skill. Since the start of 2021, he has amassed an impressive 3,345 Test runs in 34 matches, boasting an average of 58.68 and scoring 13 centuries.

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Notably, his proficiency extends beyond home ground advantage, as he has excelled in countries such as India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies. In the previous ICC World Test Championship cycle, Root emerged as the highest run-scorer, highlighting his unwavering consistency and impact.

Furthermore, Root’s decision to step down from the England captaincy has allowed him to focus more on his batting and adopt a more aggressive style.

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This change has been apparent in his game, as he has showcased new shots that have surprised even cricketing legends like Ponting.

At the age of just 32, Root has already accumulated over 11,000 Test runs, placing him in an exclusive group of players who have achieved this remarkable feat.

Ponting firmly believes that with time on his side, Root will continue to solidify his position as one of the greatest players in the history of the game.

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