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I will continue playing the way I think is best: Joe Root not too worried about facing flak for rash shots

I will continue playing the way I think is best: Joe Root not too worried about facing flak for rash shots

Root was specially criticised for his attempted reverse sweep that resulted in his wicket in the IND vs ENG 3rd Test. His dismissal resulted in a collapse that England could not recover from.

In more than one instance in the ongoing IND vs ENG Test series, England batter Joe Root has got out playing rash shots. Although the middle-order batter got a century in the series, his form has been far from perfect. Moreover, he has been criticised heavily for trying to fit into the Bazball way by getting out playing rash shots. However, Root insisted that the does not have any regrets over his choice of shot selection.

England head coach Brendon McCullum has warned Rohit Sharma and Co. to be wary of Joe Root in the remainder of the India vs England Tests.

Root was specially criticised for his attempted reverse sweep that resulted in his wicket in the IND vs ENG 3rd Test. His dismissal resulted in a collapse that England could not recover from. Ultimately, the Ben Stokes led side lost by a whopping 434 runs.

Ahead of the fifth Test in Dharamshala, Root told Sky Sports, “I have high expectations of myself and until that last Test match I was way below where I want to be.

I felt short of runs, I felt like I’d not contributed how I’d expect myself to and how I wanted to coming into the tour – it’s a part of the world I love batting in and I’ve had previous success here.

People will have their own opinions: Joe Root

Root then proceeded to say that he was not worried about the criticism he faced after his reverse-scoop dismissal in the IND vs ENG 3rd Test.

People will have their own opinions on how I’ve got out through this series and what is best for me,” Root said.

I will continue playing the way I think is best for any given situation. No-one knows my game as well as I do.

“The reason I’ve got to where I’ve got to is because I’ve always looked to keep trying to get better, improve and evolve. That’s got to keep happening. If you stand still in this game, with the amount of information and analysis out there, you’ll get found out.

I’m not always going to get it right; I’m going to make the odd mistake,” Root said.

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