Joe Root is a very competent guy: Virat Kohli

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India’s Test captain Virat Kohli is, arguably, the best batsman in world cricket across all three formats of the game. Cricket fans from across the world feel that Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith are the top 4 batsmen in world cricket. All of 4 of these young-guns are going through a purple patch and they have been scoring runs constantly for India, across all three formats.

India defeated England 4-0 in the recently concluded five-match Test series. Virat Kohli was  the leading run-scorer in the series and he was also awarded man of the series trophy. In an interview, Virat Kohli was all praise for England’s Joe Root. Kohli spoke about Root’s ability to adjust quickly between formats and conditions.

This is what Virat Kohli said about Joe Root: 

“Joe is one of my favourite batsmen in world cricket along with David Warner and Kane Williamson. I haven’t spoken with him a lot but I admire the way he plays. He is an all format batsman and that’s something I really appreciate. He has always been a strong Test player.”

“The way he played in the T20 World Cup that was a revelation for me and I thought and I was like wow. He is very smart and he knows his game inside out. It’s very evident. He is a very competent guy and you love to play against such guys on the field. I love watching him bat as well. So, I wish him all the luck and hopefully we can play a lot more against each other peak about the game as well.”

Virat Kohli’s high praise of Root means that there is healthy completion between these two. Earlier, Root had also praised Kohli for his consistent batting in the series and this proves that there is also mutual admiration and respect.