ENG vs NZ Live Update: Sourav Ganguly, a former captain of India and also the president of the BCCI, has praised Joe Root, a former captain of England, for scoring his 26th Test century and winning the game against New Zealand at Lord’s.
With the century, Root also became just the 14th player in Test cricket history to reach the milestone of 10,000 runs scored. To win, England needed 277 runs, and throughout their innings, they were under a great deal of strain.
Joe Root, who was hitting his maiden hundred in the fourth innings of a Test match, ensured that his unbroken 115* got England over the line and gave them a decisive 1-0 lead in the series. This was a very important victory for England.
ENG vs NZ Live Update: Sourav Ganguly reacts To Joe Root’s match-winning century
On Twitter, Sourav Ganguly expressed his admiration for Joe Root’s brilliant batting performance under intense pressure. This is what he posted on Twitter:
“Joe Roooooooot ..what a player what a knock under pressure ..an all-time great [email protected] @icc”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 5, 2022
Let’s maintain this format as the top priority: Sourav Ganguly
In recent months, there has been a lot of discussion about how the growing popularity of Twenty20 leagues all over the globe would be detrimental to the sport of test cricket in the years to come.
There were even rumors that the longest format of the game might be significantly shortened. Several ICC tournaments are scheduled to take place until the year 2027.
However, Sourav Ganguly used his Twitter profile to make a plea to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to ensure that test cricket continues to be given the highest priority.
The 49-year-old feels that the degree of excitement that Test cricket provides is incomparable. He thinks that the game that is now being played between England and New Zealand is a fantastic illustration of this. This is what Ganguly posted on Twitter:
“Whatever format u see..whatever the color of the jersey u wear ..none beats such a game of test cricket ..no [email protected] @ICC..let’s keep this format the pinnacle ..”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 5, 2022Advertisement
The new era for England, led by captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, got off to a strong start with a convincing win. This will give the English team a boost of confidence.
On the other hand, New Zealand will be disappointed with the chances that were lost, most notably the wicket of Stokes that was taken by Colin de Grandhomme off a no-ball.