England’s batting coach Graham Thorpe said on Friday that captain Joe Root, who was at the threshold of his 100th Test match, was helped by his sense of humor during the ups and downs of such a long career. The thirty-year-old Root 2012 made his Test debut against India in Nagpur and will be playing his 100th Test match in Chennai on February 5 against the same rival team. The former left-handed batsman gave an interesting reply when Thorpe was asked about Root’s achievement.

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He said that when you look at its long duration, it is indeed a big achievement. I think a good sense of humor is also needed to play so much cricket. Thorpe said at the virtual press conference, “Because you have to go through many good times during this but sometimes bad times also come and then you have to show your passion and perseverance.”

Thorpe has been watching Root playing since the days of Yorkshire cricket and is aware of his progress. He said, “I am lucky to have seen some opening matches with Joe (Root) Yorkshire. He had determination and determination to move forward. After that he played for Lions (A team) and he was very serious about his game. ”

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