ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: England cricket team’s veteran batsman Joe Root has completely rejected the speculations of his retirement from international cricket. Rumors were spreading about 32-year-old Joe Root that the current World Cup is going to be the last ODI World Cup of his career. Now he has revealed in one of his latest interviews that he has not made any plans to retire from the ODI format.
Before the match between England and Afghanistan in the World Cup, Joe Root gave an interview to BBC Sport, in which he said, “I still want to play for four more years.” He further said, “Circumstances are always changing, but until I am good enough to play, I can’t see myself not playing in the team.”
Joe Root will not take retirement
This statement of Joe Root has made it clear that he will not announce his retirement after the current World Cup. Apart from this, playing for the next four years means that he also wants to play for his team England in the ODI World Cup to be held in 2027. The defending champion England had a very bad start in this World Cup. England had to face a bad defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the very first match.
However, in the next match, England made a strong comeback by defeating Bangladesh. Joe Root also talked about him and said, “Every team in this tournament presents a slightly different threat. We have to play accordingly to meet each team’s capabilities. We just have to keep getting better.” We didn’t start well, but we batted much better in the last match against Bangladesh.”
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