Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousuf said that he believed Joe Root was the the best in the world at the moment after Root scored an excellent 254 against Pakistan in the second Test at Manchester. Overlooking India’s test captain Virat Kohli and South Africa’s batsman Ab de Villiers.
Mohammad Yusuf told PTI, “He is the best batsman in all three formats of the game. His balance, his shot selection, and his timing all work well together and his double hundred against Pakistan at Old Trafford was a gem of an innings. Root has been around for just a few years but already his batting averages in all three formats speaks for his class.”
Mohammad Yusuf said he has no doubt about the class of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers but Joe Root is his personal choice as the best.
Mohammad Yusuf insisted that players like Root, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers are dominating in all the formats because they are successful in Tests. He said, “I have always said that if a batsman can be successful at Test level he can be successful in any format. I think the way Root or the others get runs consistently it proves my point.”
Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousuf is one of the most successful Test batsmen his country ever had. He played 90 Tests and scored 7,530 runs at an impressive average of 52.29 which includes 24 centuries.