Jun 6, 2022, 10:22 IST

Unhealthy relationship to be honest, the captaincy and me – Joe Root!!


Joe Root stepped down as England test captain in April after a record-breaking five years and 64 games in charge, but he remains the team's most consistent performer, scoring an unbeaten 115 to set up a five-wicket win.

Root led the hosts to a 277-run chase with his first fourth-innings century in a decisive partnership with Ben Foakes, who scored 32 in an unbroken stand of 120.

“It had become a very unhealthy relationship to be honest, the captaincy and me,” Root said. “It started to really take a bad toll on my own personal health. I couldn’t leave it at the ground anymore, it was coming home.”

Root said he was there to “help England win test matches and be a side people enjoy watching and can be proud of.”