Joe Root has highly praised Ben Stokes for his exceptional performance that played an important part in the victory of English Cricket Team. England’s decisive 113-run final day victory in the second test was led by the magnificent performance of Ben Stokes as he scored 176 and 78 not out with his blade. Furthermore, he also took three wickets in the match that earned him the title of man of the match.
Joe Root highly praised Ben Stokes and said that he is the lucky captain for having Ben Stokes in his squad.
Joe Root said, “From a team point of view, it would be very easy for us to not appreciate how good a performance this was this week because of the lack of atmosphere in the ground. But I think everyone understands that we are watching a player at the peak of his powers, at the peak of world cricket delivering time and time again. We have to savour that and understand we are in the presence of greatness.”
“It was disappointing from our side of things but as far as I’m concerned he’s been through a disciplinary meeting, he’s very aware of the consequences of his actions and very remorseful. As a side and mates we’ve been there for him,” Root added.
“He’s aware he made a massive error but once the disciplinary has gone through, now it’s time for us to look at him being available to be selected,” said Joe Root.
“We have to do something different. We must add to what we did in the first Test and subtract from the second Test. We had five half-centuries here but no one converted. Our bowlers have been doing their job – the batsmen have to stand up,” England’s Captain concluded.