Jun 7, 2022, 10:05 IST

Alastair Cook suggests a player who is better than Kevin Pietersen!!!


Joe Root's Test performances have been praised by former England captain Alastair Cook. Root scored a century in the fourth innings of the first Test under Ben Stokes' captaincy.

After Cook, Root became the second batter in Test format to reach 10,000 runs.

Cook reacted to Joe's milestone by calling him the most complete batsman he has ever seen for England in an interview with the BBC.

He is a pleasure to watch, the most complete England batsman I have seen,” he said.

“The player who could play the most incredible innings was Kevin Pietersen, but Joe Root is the most complete batsman in all three formats. His consistency is unbelievable. He is a very good player of spin,” he added.

In terms of runs, the former England player predicted that Root would overtake him.

Within ten years of his Test debut, Root became the only player in cricket history to reach 10,000 Test runs.