Alastair Cook compares Joe Root to star India batter after his ton vs India in Ranchi Test

 Alastair Cook compares Joe Root to star India batter after his ton vs India in Ranchi Test

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Joe Root came back to form with an amazing century vs India during the 4th Test in Ranchi. The 33-year-old patiently played to break a sequence of low scores during the series. This batting effort seems to have pleased Alastair Cook who compared Root’s century to Rohit Sharma’s.

England were bowled out for 353 in their first innings with India currently on 219/7. Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav have a huge task on their hands to take India close to England.

Shoaib Bashir picked 4/84 while Tom Hartley picked 2/47 to dent the Indian batting unit. Yashasvi Jaiswal batted well once again as he scored 77 runs from 117 balls with 8 fours and a six.

Alastair Cook praises Joe Root –

Former England skipper Alastair Cook has lauded the amazing ton by Joe Root in Ranchi. Speaking to TNT Sports, Cook said “When you have someone go through a little bit of trouble, it’s always great to see them out the other end. When great players don’t score runs it is a matter of time until they do”

The 39-year-old also said, “What Joe Root did was go back to basics. All the talk about the reverse scoop being unusual, this is a very typical Joe Root innings”. That was a clear dig at Michael Vaughan who had slammed Joe Root for his dismissal in Rajkot.

During his chat with TNT Sports, Cook compared Root’s innings to Rohit Sharma’s knock in the 3rd Test. “Slightly slower than normal but the tempo and his rhythm of batting is what makes him stand out. When he is in fine form he‘s got a nice easy way about him. Almost like Rohit Sharma. Pure and utter class, a great player of spin and he has all options covered”

India needed three wickets to wrap up the England innings early on the second day of the game. Ollie Robinson threw his bat around and scored his first-ever Test fifty for his national side.

Ravindra Jadeja broke the 102-run 8th wicket stand when he had Robinson caught behind for 58. Shoaib Bashir for a duck and James Anderson for two were his other wickets. The left-arm spinner ended with 4 wickets for 67 runs from his 32.5 overs.

Rohit Sharma was out early for two when he edged behind Ben Foakes to give Anderson his 1st wicket. Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal then added 82 runs for the 2nd wicket. It was Shoaib Bashir who went through the Indian batting as he left the hosts in a spot of bother.


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