‘Root is one of the best on earth, if not the best’

'Root is one of the best on earth, if not the best' The England captain Joe Root continued his dominance in the ongoing series against West Indies earning praise notes from around the cricket world. All-rounder Ben Stokes hailed his skipper saying Root as one of the best batsmen at present, if not the best of all.

“He’s a hell of a player,” said Stokes. “He has been for a long time now and the captaincy hasn’t affected his run-scoring ability whatsoever. If anything, it’s made him into a better player, if that’s possible.”

“There’s guys around the world who are known as the best players in the world and we’ve got one of them if not the best,” added Stokes.

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“The records he’s managed to break, the runs he’s scoring are showing why he is.”

Joe Root equaled the record of South Africa’s premier batsman AB De Villiers of scoring 12 consecutive half centuries in Test.