Joe Root destined to break all records: Michael Vaughan

However, the primary concern for Root lately, despite his impressive form is his inability to convert the fifties into hundreds.

Michael Vaughan and Joe Root
Joe Root of England speaks with former captain Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Former England captain Michael Vaughan hailed Joe Root as the greatest English player of all time and reckons that he will break all the records in future. The 26-year-old is undoubtedly one of the finest talents England has ever produced. Root is known as one of the top batsmen in modern-cricket and it was only fitting that he was made Alastair Cook’s successor in the longest format.

The Yorkshireman has enjoyed a brilliant summer and has continued to play in the form of his life even after assuming captaincy. He has amassed over 1,300 runs to break Graham Gooch’s record which he set in 1990. Root hit 84 in the third One Day International against West Indies in Bristol as Eoin Morgan’s side clinched a 124-run victory to take a 2-0 lead in the series.


Praising Root’s incredible form, former captain Michael Vaughan was quoted by Metro as saying, “The way Joe Root played today – he makes it look so simple across all formats. He doesn’t change his tempo. I’ve no question that in five or 10 years’ time, he’ll surpass all records that are going. You can make a case now for saying he’s our best ever.”

Big four?

However, the primary concern for Joe Root lately, despite his impressive form is his inability to convert the fifties into hundreds. The player himself looks to be frustrated as he told Sky Sports: “I seem to get to 50 and then get out, that’s the problem! It’s really frustrating and something you always try to work on. It’s difficult though because it’s not something you can practice in the nets. Mentally you’ve just got to try and stay switched on and tell yourself to be there at the end [of the innings],” he said.

With competition from Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli along with Hashim Amla, Joe Root has a Herculean task in order to become the best batsman of the generation. In fact, the first three will also be his competitors in terms of leadership.