The star England batter, Joe Root, who recently stepped down as Test skipper, has been named as the Leading Wisden Cricketer in the World — due to his stellar show with the bat in 2021.
“Root rose above the struggles of England’s Test side to produce one of the all-time great performances in a calendar year,” Lawrence Booth, Wisden’s editor, said.
“His 1,708 runs have been beaten only by Mohammad Yousuf in 2006 and Viv Richards in 1976 and included six hundreds. And he scored his runs in his fifth year as England captain, at which point many of his predecessors had already called it a day,” he added.
Meanwhile, the England Cricket on its official Twitter handle mentioned Root winning the coveted award.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) April 21, 2022
It should be that Pakistan’s star wicketkeeper-batter Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan has been crowned the leading T20 cricketer for the year 2021 by Wisden after a spectacular year in T20 cricket.