‘It Is The Bravery…' - Brendon McCullum Backs Joe Root Amid Poor Form 

image-lsajs6pdJoe Root | Source: X.com

England's head coach Brendon McCullum remains unconcerned about the struggling performance of their star player Joe Root, asserting that there are still so many matches remaining in the ongoing series against India.  

Joe Root's batting has been lacklustre, with just 52 runs to show for his efforts in the last four innings. In the second innings at Visakhapatnam, he had his work cut out for him as England were chasing the massive 399-run target. 

However, Root's innings came to an abrupt end with a mistimed shot off R Ashwin, the ball hanging in the air for what seemed like an eternity before finding the hands of a startled fielder at backward point.  

As cricket pundits begin to question Joe Root's performance in the series, Coach Brendon McCullum stands firmly behind him, assuring that Root will soon bounce back stronger. 

As quoted by The Telegraph, the 42-year-old said:

“There are three Tests left, still an opportunity to score a whole s*** ton of runs. Joe’s a world-class player and as good as anyone England has ever seen.” 

McCullum also mentioned that Joe Root is seeking to be more aggressive in his cricketing approach, acknowledging that such dismissals are bound to occur at times.

“People will look at the dismissal, look at the method of his option, but he was trying to get the field back so he could milk them.”

“It is the bravery you have to show at times and sometimes you get out doing it, that’s just the way the game rolls. There is no doubt from our point of view about that approach.” 

Given Joe Root's successful history in India, it's just a matter of time before he gets back into his batting groove. With the series currently tied at 1-1, there are still three matches left in the series.