Joe Root has been one of the biggest names in Test cricket as his numbers would precede his reputation in any part of the planet. Considering the fact that he is a part of the hallowed Fab four, a faction that is dotingly made by the fans of the four most technically accurate batters of the world featuring the likes of Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Babar Azam, he is being held in the highest regards of the modern day sport by the onlookers and the pundits.
In his long-spanning illustrious career, Joe Root has been a part of 129 Test matches, 158 ODIs, 32 T20Is and has absolutely set the stage ablaze for what seems now an enviable legacy for all the budding cricketers. This time, Rajasthan Royals bought Joe Root in the IPL mini-auction for a sum of INR 1 crore. In an interview with the Hindustan Times Cricket, Joe Root opened up on why the art of anchoring is just a mere technicality that is rarely spoken in the fast lanes of cricket.
This is how Joe Root has been enjoying his residence with the other members in the ranks of Rajasthan Royals
Talking about his IPL season with the Rajasthan Royals and that too his maiden stint in the Indian cash-rich league, Root said that it has been an absolutely incredible experience for him. He has enjoyed it thoroughly and more importantly, with the kind of challenges that he has been up against, it has been a lot of fun for the former English Test skipper.
This is what the former English skipper had to say about the art of hard-hitting
He also talked about not being picked in the IPL previously, stating that the shortest format of the game hasn’t been particularly kind towards him and the way he has batted around in other formats, the freedom of play that he has been given, it felt as if the shortest format of the game has somehow choked him down because hanging around in the centre is more like a bane to your team’s cause who is expecting a cyclone to rattle down in the middle and sweep away the opposition.
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He finally concluded by talking about the essence of power hitting in T20, stating, “The most important thing is to find a way to work out how you are going to get to whatever total. You can have someone with the all-round game of Buttler or someone like (Shimron) Hetmyer who bats at the back end. The best teams are the ones who balance it out well. There’s clearly more than one way to go about it. It doesn’t matter if you get there in twos and fours or dots and sixes. You just need a rapport and make sure you aren’t putting pressure by the way you are batting.”