Ashes 2013: Joe Root's class and temperament praised by Mike Atherton

Ashes 2013: Joe Root's class and temperament praised by Mike Atherton

Michael Atherton heaped praise on Joe Root after the 22-year-old put Australia to the sword on day three of the second Ashes Test.

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George Dickinson says...

It was the right decision to let Joe to try and get his double century, just to emphasise to the Ausies that we have a new force to be reckoned with. Also the public are entitled to enjoy as much cricket as they can so the lover the game goes on, particularly as we look sure to win, the better Spare a thought for us Mr Botham who want to watch as. Much first class cricket as possible

Posted 15:34 21st July 2013

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