Joe Root is in the form of his life as in the last two years, the right-handed batter has consistently scored runs and recently became only the 14th batter to breach the 10,000 run mark in Test cricket. Former India selector Saba Karim feels that Root is way ahead of Kohli, Williamson and Smith.
Joe Root is one of the best batters in Test cricket at the moment as he has scored runs consistently in the longest format of the game. The right-handed batter scored a terrific hundred against New Zealand in the first Test match of the series to make sure his team won the game. Root's knock was applauded by cricket fans and ex-cricketers from across the globe as it also helped him reach the 10,000 run mark in Test cricket making him only the 14th batter to achieve this feat.
Former India selector Saba Karim is of the opinion that Joe Root has left Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson behind in the last two years. "He has gone far ahead. If we see England's batting, only Joe Root's name is coming up again and again. It means Joe Root has not got support from the other end. If we talk about India, with Virat Kohli there is always support like KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Rishabh Pant among others. That is the situation in New Zealand and Australia too. Even in overseas conditions like in India or in Sri Lanka, Root has singlehandedly won England matches," Karim said during an interview with India News Sports.
"Joe Root has left the other three batters far behind in the last two years. Whether we talk about consistency, technique or temperament, in all these aspects Joe Root is above everyone at the moment."