England’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has labelled the red-ball captain Joe Root as a “brilliant leader” and he feels that Root is equally good as Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.
Joe Root’s position as a captain has come under intense scrutiny after England’s horrible performance in the Ashes 2021-22. England lost 4 games in the recently concluded Ashes and they managed to draw the SCG Test.
In his interview with The Times, Eoin Morgan showered praise on Root and said that he should continue as skipper of the team. Eoin Morgan elaborated:
“I think Joe Root is a brilliant leader. At a time where Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith are put up on this pedestal, I know Joe Root is as good as these guys.”
“I spent a lot of time with Joe over the years, watching him go about his business, the way he conducts himself around his teammates, the example he sets, the amount of responsibility he takes on. He is a very good leader. If Joe were asking for advice, I’d be telling him he can do the job, and he should continue doing it.”
No one likes one-sided sport, It’s just not enjoyable – Eoin Morgan on England’s Ashes 2021-22 performance
Morgan further added it was disappointing to see England lose the series one-sided. He said that, when he played the 2010 Ashes series, the Australian team was way different as they didn’t have the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and England had their best batting unit.
“As a spectacle, it was disappointing because no one likes one-sided sport. It’s just not enjoyable. As for the 2010 series, the Australian team we played back then was nothing like the present Aussie team, especially when you think of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc and their attack.”
“And also you need to remember England had probably its best ever batting line-up with Strauss, Cook, Pietersen, Trott, Collingwood. These things get overlooked.”
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