Run machine Brook reveals his debt to Root after England whitewash

‘You can’t fail to learn from guys like Joe’: Run machine Harry Brook reveals his debt to Root after scoring a century in each game of England’s historic 3-0 whitewash in Pakistan

  • Brook scored a century in each game of England’s historic 3-0 whitewash 
  • Finished with 468 runs — the most in a Test series in Pakistan by an Englishman
  • Brook singled out his fellow Yorkshireman for the help he provided on first tour 

England’s new batting star Harry Brook has revealed his debt to Joe Root after a record-breaking first Test tour in Pakistan.

Brook scored a century in each game of England’s historic 3-0 whitewash, and finished with 468 runs — the most in a Test series in Pakistan by an Englishman, beating David Gower’s haul of 449 in 1984.

And while Root himself had an unusually quiet time with the bat, with a single half-century and an average of 25, Brook singled out his fellow Yorkshireman for the help he provided.

England’s new batting star Harry Brook (left) has revealed his debt to Joe Root (right)

‘We’ve got Rooty in the changing-room, so I speak to him a lot about batting and he’s been great to chat to for me,’ Brook said. 

‘I’ve tried to make the most of having him around. We’ve spoken a lot throughout this tour and I’ll continue to do so. You can’t fail to learn from guys like that. If you surround yourself with the best, you can’t fail to improve.’ 

Asked how captain Ben Stokes got the team to buy into an attacking philosophy on Pakistan’s slow, low pitches, Brook replied: ‘He’s Ben Stokes, isn’t he?’




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