The governing frame of global wide cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has formally introduced its Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year. While there have been many capability applicants who showcased a few notable performances withinside the yr long gone with the aid of using, it’s far the England Test skipper Joe Root who has bagged the pinnacle honor. Joe Root had a dream yr in 2021 as he collected 1708 runs from 15 video games together with six centuries. While many puzzled his region withinside the modern-day ‘Fab four’, Root silenced all of them together along with his bat and saved scoring runs consistently. Not best did he make an effect on English wickets however additionally on Asian pitches mainly the difficult Indian situations ultimate yr. The 2019 World Cup winner did rating half-centuries Down Under withinside the recently-concluded Ashes collection however couldn’t achieve breaching the three-parent mark even once. Joe Root’s exceptional performances in 2021 This arguably must be Joe Root’s exceptional overall performance at the 22 yards as he have become best the 0.33 batter withinside the records of the sport to attain over 1700 runs withinside the conventional layout in a calendar yr with best Pakistan’s iconic batter Mohammad Yousuf (1788 in 2006) and Windies legend Viv Richards (1710 in 1976) beforehand of him. Root had displayed splendid batting performances withinside the yr long gone with the aid of using and a number of his epic knocks have been throughout England’s excursion of Sri Lanka in Galle after which replicated his overall performance withinside the following collection at the turning song of Chepauk in Chennai after which went on to attain a mind-blowing double century towards the equal competition at the enduring Lord’s. While the senior batter has inspired every body together along with his extremely good batting performances withinside the yr long gone with the aid of using, his Test captaincy has been beneathneath scrutiny and closely criticized. After a 2-zero easy sweep on Sri Lankan soil in January ultimate yr, and a one-sided dominance withinside the collection-opener towards India at Chepauk, all of it went downhill for the Joe Root-led facet in Test cricket as they suffered a 1-three defeat in that collection other than failing to qualify for the inaugural version of the ICC World Test Championship final. They then went directly to lose the house collection to the eventual WTC champions New Zealand 1-zero earlier than trailing 1-2 to India withinside the five-in shape Test collection with one recreation scheduled to play in July this yr. A zero-four drubbing withinside the recently-concluded Ashes collection Down Under has brought insult to injury.