English versatile player Ben Stokes claims captain and good friend Joe Root is the greatest Test captain England has ever had. Root recently caught up Michael Vaughan to become the most decorated English captain in its history.
Vaughan led the team to 26 wins in 51 Tests, while Root jumped him in 55 Tests after winning the Headingley Test against India last week. The batting victory at Headingley also helped England level the series at 1-1. It was only the second time that India had lost by a margin with Virat Kohli’s rule.
Root has the chance to lead England to an Ashes victory later this year, provided the series continues despite concerns about pandemic. Even if he does not win, Root will still be named the biggest English captain, according to Stokes.
On Twitter, Sky Sports Cricket posted a question asking whether Joe Root needed an ace victory to be classified as one of England’s great captains. Stokes, who is currently taking an indefinite break from cricket, has claimed that Root is actually the best.
It is already the largest…. Most victories as English Test captain .. end of https://t.co/U6BfYjXhjx
– Ben Stokes (@ benstokes38) 30 August 2021
‘I live my boyhood dream of tackling England’ – Joe Root after surpassing Michael Vaughan
Joe Root once again set the tone for England last week with his third century in three consecutive Tests at Headingley. Not only did he bat well, but he also commanded his men on their way to their 27th victory as England’s Test captain. It was an unforgettable achievement, which Root claimed to be ‘living out his boyhood dream’.
“As I mentioned before the game, I live my boy’s dream of being captain of England. This is something I have been dreaming of since childhood. I could not be more proud as I passed Vaughan. As long as I enjoy it, as long as we feel we’re moving in the right direction and that I’m the right man for it, I’m glad to do it,Said Root.
Vaughan and head coach Chris Silverwood believe a victory for As is definitely needed to strengthen his place as England’s biggest Test captain. However, it is unlikely that Root will be unclear and will still focus on the last two Tests against India.