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Virat is the most complete player: Joe Root

England’s Joe Root, in his latest interview, spoke about Virat Kohli, the fab-four debate and Kohli’s remarkable comeback after 2014 flop in England.

He said that Kohli is the most complete player among the fab-four.

“Virat is probably the most complete player out of the three of them across formats,” Root was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo as he opened up on comparisons between the fab 4. 

“His ability to chase things down in the limited-overs format and to pace it as well as he does as often as he does and be not out at the end is extraordinary. He’s got a very good all-round game but you wouldn’t say he’s weaker against spin or pace,” the England Test skipper explained.

“He obviously struggled on his first tour to England, but he scored really heavily when he came back. And similarly, elsewhere in the world, he’s put in massive performances. All that with the weight of India on his shoulders, as well,” said Root.

Talking about the fab-four debate, he said that he doesn’t try to measure himself against the other three.

“I try not to measure myself against Kohli, Williamson and Smith. But I do watch a lot of how they go about constructing different types of innings across the three formats. You’re looking at three of the greatest players the game has seen. They’re three brilliant people to watch play and learn from. I’m not sure I’d put myself in their bracket, to be honest,” Root said.

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