The International League T20 (ILT20) is all set to commence on 13th January (Friday). This league is considered to be the next big thing in Franchise Circuit and at the same time, the league is going to clash with SA20. England Cricket Team’s star batter Joe Root is going to play for Dubai Capitals (DC)
The peculiarity of this league is that 9 overseas players would be allowed in the playing 11 where we can expect riveting contest with bat & ball. 3 out of 6 teams are owned by the IPL franchises which include MI Emirates, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders & Dubai Capitals.
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Joe Root on Sachin Tendulkar
Joe Root was having an interaction with media and was asked about who is the stand-out player for him. “I mean obviously there are some wonderful players currently playing but look at what Sachin has achieved, it’s just remarkable really, the longevity, the ability to be such a high-performing player at such a young age, and then to be able to sustain and to keep developing and moving forward in the game.” said Joe Root.
Joe Root on Sachin Tendulkar’s Career
Joe Root was quite praise-worthy for Sachin Tendulkar.“ There have been times when he’s carried the weight of the pressure on his shoulders, and he did it for over 20 years. He made his debut before I was born and played in my debut, and it just shows how and what he was for Indian Cricket for such a long period of time.” said Joe Root.
“Truly great at the game, someone that you know, along with many others. I was a kid and I was admiring the way he played, how easy it looked, and not only has he contributed to Indian cricket but also to world cricket. So yeah, definitely a standout for me as a kid growing.” he added.