After a long and successful stint as the England cricket team’s Test captain, Joe Root has decided to resign from his position, which was made official by the player and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Joe Root is counted as one of the greatest captain of this generation, and certainly has proved that. However, a dip in form for England team in overall, has led to the skipper deciding to not continue at the higher post.
England cricket team is going through a very bad patch in the Test cricket from last several months, a proof of which is that, England is currently placed right at the bottom of the World Test Championship 2021-2023 Points Table.
However, Joe Root has still managed to do well for his team, certainly in the last Test series that they played against West Indies, where Root scored 289 runs from 3 matches, which includes 2 hundreds.
Roor has led the England national cricket team to 27 victories, most by an England captain, ahead of Alastair Cook and Sir Andrew Strauss. However, his resignation has led to unbelief among the cricket fraternity and believes that this will ignite him to score more runs.
Fans even compared it to the sudden resignation of the Indian captain Virat Kohli as well.
JUST IN: Joe Root steps down as England’s Test captain.— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 15, 2022
He led them in 64 Tests, winning 27 🏏 pic.twitter.com/vtUkoL2lo8
He gave it everything with very little support for the Red ball team under his watch .. then he had to deal with Covid times .. he still is and will the games best role model for many many years .. now enjoy being the senior player for many more seasons @root66 👍👍— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 15, 2022
First it was Tim Paine,then Virat Kohli and now Joe Root. Some unexpected decisons from them. pic.twitter.com/dY5uRsqr9u— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) April 15, 2022
Like Kohli, , Joe Root ateps down from captaincy saying it’s taking a toll heavy toll of him. Privileges of the job are many, pressures many, many more— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 15, 2022
Joe Root had as hard as any of his predecessors, whilst still managing to remain one of the best Test Match batters out there..— Length Does Matter – Cricket Podcast (@LengthDoes) April 15, 2022
Probably wanted to stay on as captain but pleased he’s gone out on his own terms.. 👏👏👏#JoeRoot #crickettwitter pic.twitter.com/Cs3EHJXGlg
Most Test Match Wins As A Captain :-— 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 👑 (@imtheguy07) April 15, 2022
For🏴:Joe Root (27)
For🇮🇳 :Virat Kohli (40)
Two of the greatest test captains of this generation had to give up test captaincy, meanwhile Babar Azam is still the captain of Pakistan after that shambolic home series defeat. Talk about levels.
Joe Root was fantastic with the bat even when he was leading the team. Maybe we can see a beast in him in upcoming days.— Shivani Shukla 🏏 (@iShivani_Shukla) April 15, 2022
Go Well @root66 🙌