England batsman Jonathan Trott has said it took him a while to overcome the mental pressures of the international game, and he lauded rookie Joe Root's exceptional temperament at such a young age.
Trott averages 49 in Test matches and 50 in one-day cricket, but there were times in his early days when anger got the better of him after being dismissed, the Sun reports.
Trott first played for England in 2007 but it was not until his Ashes century at The Oval in 2009 that he proved he could handle the pressure.
Root has breezed into the England team with 73 and 22 not out in his only Test and becoming the first player in history to score 30-plus in each of his first six ODI innings.
Trott having the right temperament is everything in international cricket, and if you have that, the rest is a lot easier.
Trott added Root has done it at a young age, adding he took longer to achieve it, and he added for him learning the mental side developed over time, as he learned by hitting his head against a wall a lot.
Trott scored 65 not out in England's series-levelling win against New Zealand in Wednesday's second one-dayer in Napier, but he was overshadowed by Root's dazzling unbeaten 79 off 56 balls. (ANI)