New England Test skipper Joe Root has lavished his predecessor Alastair Cook with praises and hopes that Cook goes on to break all the run-scoring records in Test cricket history. Joe Root recently took over from Alastair Cook as the captain of the England Test team, after Cook stepped down after a disastrous tour of India, where they were thrashed 4-0.
Root now hopes that with the burden of captaincy off his shoulders, Cook goes on to smash each and every batting record in Test cricket. Root also expressed his delight having a player of caliber like Cook around him, to guide in the dressing room.
Speaking to the media at his home ground in Headingly, Leeds, Root said, “It’s going to be a great help, having that experience and advice around the dressing room. I think he’s looking forward to the opportunity to just go and bat, hopefully he’s going to smash every record going. It would be nice to see him just enjoy his batting and go on and break every record going.”
Alastair Cook has statistically been the greatest batsman which England has ever produced in their history, scoring 11,057 runs in Test cricket. He trails nine batsman on the list of most runs scored in Test cricket, but all of them have retired, giving Cook a realistic chance of breaking all the records. The list is led by legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar who scored 15,921 runs in 200 Test matches.