The legendary English top-order batter and its Test captain, Joe Root, decided to step down from the skipper’s role in The Three Lions jersey. This decision came after two away losses, including a 4-0 defeat in Australia and 2-0 in West Indies.
Root was an undeniable leader in his national Test squad for five years and won the 27 longest cricket games, which is an English record. During this period, he added more than five thousand points as a skipper, which is the best result for The Three Lions and the fifth-best in the world.
At his 31, Joe doesn’t leave the Test team and probably expects to surpass 10,000 points in the near future as he needs only 111 runs. He also wants to help his national team’s future skipper and coaches make the right decisions, which can be seen in June in the Test series against New Zealand in England.
According to Root, it was the toughest decision in his career. However, he feels that it was done timely and will help all the involved sides. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.