Leeds: Geoffrey Boycott said Joe Root had "played beautifully" after the England batsman scored his maiden Test hundred, against New Zealand, at his Headingley home ground on Saturday.
Root's 104, his first century in his sixth Test match, also saw him become the first Yorkshireman to score an inaugural Test ton at the club's Headingley headquarters in Leeds, northern England.
There was further local pride in the 22-year-old Root's fifth-wicket partnership of 124 with Yorkshire colleague Jonny Bairstow (64) that helped England reach 337 for seven at the close of the second day after Friday's total washout.
"Joe Root played beautifully, but ever since he was about 15, we at Yorkshire felt we had a good player here and that he had what it takes to be pretty special," former Yorkshire and England opener Boycott told BBC Radio's Test Match Special....more
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