The moment people started doubting Joe Root’s place in the fab four which comprises of Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, he is back with a bang.
People including me were thinking is this the time to recreate fab four ( Babar Azam in, Joe Root out).
Do we have to change this from Fab Four to Fantastic Five as Joe Root is back in fab four with back to back 3 consecutive daddy hundreds.
What was the problem?
No one doubted Joe Root’s calibre, start from his debut he had shown the world that he is the horse of a long run. The only problem was he wasn’t converting good starts, the fifties into match-winning hundreds, which was a sign of a concern for England.
Unlike the other 3, (Kohli, Williamson, Smith) Root wasn’t making the daddy hundreds which made people believe that he isn’t as good as these players.
On the other hand, Babar Azam is performing consistently for Pakistan. So it was very obvious thought which came in people’s mind – Do Root deserve to be in fab four?
Joe Root – An absolute gem for England cricket
“Form is temporary, class is permanent.”
Like any other word class player Joe Root has proved this phrase true.
2 daddy hundreds in Sri Lanka now another double hundred (against India) on their home soil. That’s Root’s Second double hundred in 3 Tests ( 2 in Sri Lanka).
What a turn around Joe Root had so far, double hundreds, golden arm in form of his off-spin and a few spectacular catches including Rahane’s catch.
Never doubt the ability of a class batsman I repeat never. Just a few offseasons here & there and everyone forgets who you are.
Those solid Joe Root back-foot punch and drives are back. And Joe Root has announced his arrival to the kingdom in style.
Fab Four is reserved 😀 and no one can touch that until these 4 (Kohli, Williamson, Smith, Root) are playing.
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