Alastair Cook calls England batsman "the most complete England batsman" he has seen


The captaincy of the Yorkshire-born hitter was recently resigned. Root's time as captain, on the other hand, has had no effect on his own performances, particularly in recent years when the team has struggled. Alastair Cook remarked on BBC Sport that he expects Root to conclude his career with well over 12,472 runs.

In the Lord's Test, Joe Root hit an unbeaten 115 runs to help England chase down 277 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. At 69/4, England were in trouble, but Root, Ben Stokes, and Ben Foakes rallied back, and the hosts eventually won by five wickets. Root reached the milestone of 10,000 Test runs during his innings, becoming him the joint-youngest player in history to do so alongside Cook.

Cook has now predicted that Root would break his own record, and he has heaped admiration on the 31-year-old batter. "He's a joy to see, and he's the most complete England batsman I've ever seen. Kevin Pietersen was the man who could play the most amazing innings, but Root is the most complete batsman in all three formats. His consistency is astounding "Cook stated to the BBC.

He'll smash my record if he doesn't get injured. He's impossible to control. I had to work my way up to 30, which took me what felt like two hours every time. Joe will often go to 30 off 40 balls because he has so many low-risk scoring options, almost 360 degrees, he added.

Cook, who retired from international cricket at the age of 33 in 2018, believes Root's Test career will be extended by the mental burden of always making runs. I would never have predicted that I would finish at 33, but it felt like the right time. The mental burden I was under to score runs was wearing me down. I'm not implying that it's simple for him, but he doesn't appear to have that issue.

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