‘Joe Root at peak of his batting prowess; has no real weakness’, claims Dinesh Karthik

By – Aparajita Patel

Dinesh Karthik, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, praised Joe Root, claiming that the English captain is now the best batsman in the world and that he has no serious flaws. Joe Root has been a cut above the rest, reclaiming the top spot in the ICC Test rankings after a six-year absence.

In 2021, the England batsman has six hundred, three of which came in the ongoing test series against India. “If you look at it tactically, Root isn’t making many mistakes. He is at the pinnacle of his batting abilities, and he has no technical flaws. There may have been times when he could have performed better, but there are no areas where you can say, “bowl at him.” “Dinesh Karthik expressed his thoughts. Joe Root has the best run-scorer in the series with 507 runs, considerably ahead of second-placed KL Rahul’s 252 runs.

Joe Root, Dinesh Karthik continued, “plays well no matter what the conditions are,” adding that “he can play the spin, he can play on a tough wicket, he can play anyplace.” “In terms of the way he is batting right now, he is the best batter in the world; he doesn’t even leave many balls. England is perhaps the most difficult area to bat, and many players concentrate on leaving the ball, but he plays at the majority of the balls that others leave. It demonstrates that he is self-assured, understands his scoring zones, and adheres to them. He is a versatile player who excels at spin, as evidenced by his performances in Sri Lanka and India over the winter. And what about his playing style? Exceptional “Added he.  Dinesh Karthik pointed out that R. Ashwin has a good record for the left-handers, something that will be useful for Virat Kohli “England has two leftists in their top 3 and three in the top 7. The record for the off-switchers against the right-handers is none but handy, and he tests with the flip ball and floaters he has mastered with the right-handers.