Joe Root’s captaincy was scolded by the Australian legend

Ashes 2021-22: In the second match of the Ashes series played in Adelaide, England had to face a huge defeat of 275 runs at the hands of Australia. After the defeat, English captain Joe Root blamed this defeat on his bowlers.

Hearing this statement of Root, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has become very angry. While reacting strongly to his statement, Ponting has also asked some difficult questions. This is the second consecutive defeat for the English team. Earlier, in the first Test match held in Brisbane, he had to face defeat by 9 wickets.

Joe Root blamed the bowlers for the defeat

In fact, after the defeat in the second Test match played in Adelaide, England captain Joe Root could not stand it and he blamed his bowlers for this defeat. According to him, the bowlers should have bowled a little more at full length.

Hearing this statement of Root, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting got furious. He raised questions on the captaincy of Root (Joe Root). In a statement given to the Cricket Australia website, Ponting questioned the captaincy of Joe Root, saying that Why did you become the captain?

I got up from my chair after hearing Root’s statement: Ricky Ponting

Joe Root

Ricky Ponting said in his statement,

When I heard this statement of Root (Joe Root), I was shocked and got up from my chair. As a captain, it was the responsibility of Root (Joe Root) to go and tell the bowlers, it did not happen. Why have you become the captain when you can’t do this job? If you can’t ask the bowlers of your team to change the plan, then what you are doing on the field is beyond their understanding.

The English team is on the verge of losing the series

Joe Root

After losing both the matches before the prestigious Ashes series of 5 matches, now the English team is on the verge of losing the series. In the second test match played in Adelaide, England suffered a crushing defeat by 275 runs. In reply to 468 runs given by Australia, the English team was all out for 192 runs on the last day of the game. Earlier, in the first Test match played at the Gabba’s ground in Brisbane, England had to face defeat by 9 wickets.

Apart from Root (Joe Root) and Dawid Malan, no batsman is seen in touch. In the same bowling too, the English team seems completely ineffective. Ben Stokes is also not seen in his old rhythm yet. The third match of the series will start on Boxing Day (26 December) in Melbourne. The whole intention of the Australian team will be to maintain their possession of the Ashes by registering a big win in the third Test as well. For the same English team, this match will be like do or die.