Times of India – LONDON: While Ajinkya Rahane feels the greatest achievement of Alastair Cook has been to deal with the criticism of the British media for 12 years and finish with an average close to 45 from 160 Tests, England captain Joe Root made no bones about the fact that it will be difficult to replace him.

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  • LONDON: While Ajinkya Rahane feels the greatest achievement of Alastair Cook has been to deal with the criticism of the British media for 12 years and finish with an average close to 45 from 160 Tests, England captain Joe Root made no bones about the fact that it will be difficult to replace him.
  • So he’s going to be very hard to replace,” Root said on Thursday.The captain added that “it will be a massive loss for the dressing-room”.
  • I’m thrilled he’s got an opportunity to enjoy this game,” Root, who began his career under Cook’s captaincy, said.
  • He gave me the opportunity to play and as a role model, there aren’t many people who go about things in a better way than he does,” the captain added.The humility of Cook was there to see when he acknowledged on Thursday that he wasn’t a great player.
  • And Root, too, believes that the 33-year-old is one of the most approachable guys.


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