On the other hand, if India are to be commended for winning the Lord’s Test, on the other hand, England captain Joe Root must be keen on his own country after the victory. Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has openly praised his batting, but at the same time has severely questioned his strategy. He said that Juspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami were the root cause of Root’s strategy to rally against the English bowlers and lead their team in the match.
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He said, “Root graced the defensive ground against Bumrah and Shami, allowing both batsmen to score runs, resulting in an unbroken partnership of 89 runs between them.” Boycott said, ‘Root was doing well with his fielding decor and captaincy, but when he saw Jaspreet Bumrah in the crease, he began to react like a bull seeing red clothes.
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He said, ‘Root encouraged Mark Wood to hit Bumrah with fast short pitch balls. It is clear that the England captain and some of his players wanted to avenge Bumrah’s bowling against James Anderson in the first innings. He said, ‘There was also an exchange of heated words at the time, because England were trying more to hit the ball on their bodies than to expel Bumrah and Shami.’