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In the cricketing world, Joe Root is one of the best batsmen. He is also a great athlete and has been an inspirational captain for England. This is how the England vice-captain, Ben Stokes has described his skipper on his 100th test match and this is a momentous occasion for Joe Root.

Ben Stokes feels privileged that he has handed over the 100th Test cap to Root and insisted on it. According to Stokes, it would be a perfect gift to Root if they start the four-match test series with a win.

He further added that he will certainly do whatever is required of him with the bat as well as with the ball and in the field in the five days of the test match. He will do every bit and try and secure a famous win that is desperately wanted by them in the first test against the host, India.

He wants to make it very special for his skipper Root and round off the match in a perfect way. The red hot form is continued by Root as he hit one of his best centuries against India on Friday, on his 100th test match.

Stokes wrote in a column for a news outlet that he was very proud and thrilled to have presented Joe Root, the captain his 100th test cap before the game as part of a team gathering. This is a very special moment for him that is carried by a player throughout his career and it is a great thing as he was able to mark the special moment with a few heartfelt words.

Joe is an incredible athlete for most people and he is one of the best batsmen the world of cricket has ever seen. He has been a great captain and an inspirational leader.

He further added that for some people he is only Joe and he is a thoughtful and kind person. He is a down to earth lad from Sheffield and he is good at cricket.

The down to earth and friendly behavior of Root has been described further by Stokes as he cited an example when root stood by his side after he got involved in a brawl outside a Bristol night club and was going through a very low phase in his life.

A great example was set by root a few years ago as he was going through that well-documented period and it was very tough.

Although the England captain had plenty on his plate and he was all set to play an Ashes tour, he did not distance himself from Stokes and was quite the opposite.

He was not Ben Stokes’ captain in those times but he was more of a friend. At that, he did not get huge support from others but Joe Root was there and for this, he holds him in high esteem.



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