IPL Live Updates ‘Tactfully never had it’: Geoffrey Boycott claims Joe Root was never captaincy material
Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott feels that Joe Root never had the strategy to become an efficient Test captain. He said that although Root received universal acclaim for his behaviour, he could never make an impact as Test captain for England with his cricketing tactics.
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On 16 April, Root stepped down as England’s Test captain after captaining the team in 64 matches, registering 27 wins, the most by any male Test captain in the country in the longest format of the game. But with England winning just one of their last 17 Tests and losing the men’s Ashes 4-0 and then losing the series 1-0 to the West Indies last month, there has been increased demand for Root’s resignation and on Saturday ended with his resignation.
“Tactically Joe hasn’t got it and never was. If it doesn’t I don’t believe you can learn it. It’s instinct, a feeling for the changing circumstances of a match and some experience would have helped.” It’s important to set the field and get the bowlers to bowl for any chance of victory. It’s important to have a different plan for each opposition batsman,” Boycott wrote in his column. wire on Monday.
“Captaincy is the tactical awareness and human management of the players. Players and the public all love Joe so a dressing room with Joe in charge is sure to be a good place, but he doesn’t win matches alone. Boycott, who played 108 Tests for England, said, “It has more to do with being smart and shrewd with a cricketing mind.”
Through his experience playing Test cricket, Boycott acknowledged that it would not have been an easy call for Root to step down from Test captaincy as his batting was unaffected by leadership responsibility.
“He took his time to consider his position before resigning. It must have pained him as no one gives up the captaincy of their country easily. So many players and coaches have publicly stated how much they like him and want him to move on. The team spirit in the dressing room is very good, Joe takes off his socks and takes care of it diligently. The captaincy didn’t affect his batting.”
Boycott predicted that regardless of Root’s replacement as England’s Test captain, the team would continue to struggle due to poor performances in the past. “I think, like me, the cricketing public is so frustrated and disappointed with English red ball cricket that the issue of captaincy is not a big deal. It should happen but we have so much promise, capability, PR speeches from the captain and the coaches that now we are closed because the team keeps on losing.”
“And the only reason England lose is because they are not good enough. We don’t want to believe it but deep down we know it is true and it is the truth that hurts and frustrates us. We expect English cricket to be better but we are not sure that will happen. So whoever is made the captain, will that change anything? Probably not.”
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