Stokes' leadership style similar to that of Kohli, says Root - London News
Updated Jun 17, 2020
Stokes had said earlier that he is "the Scottie Pippen to Joe's Michael Jordan," referring to the legendary Chicago Bulls duo that led the transformation of the team in the NBA during the 1990s.
Root said that Stokes is closer to Jordan than he is. "I think Ben would make a better Michael Jordan than me for a start," he said on Sony Ten Pit Stop that was aired on the network's Facebook page.
"He leads from the front, just like Michael Jordan did. He goes out there and performs, trains as hard as anybody. I think that is a great quality to have."
Root compared Stokes' style of leadership to that of Indian captain Virat Kohli.
"You see some of the great leaders, they do that. Virat (Kohli) being one, performs and expects everyone else to do the same thing.
"I imagine that is how Ben will go about his business. He is already a big leader in the team as the vice captain, there is a huge amount of respect for him. He has achieved so much in the game and in Test cricket and so he is more than well equipped to do the job."