Joe Root said England captain Ben Stokes had urged the side to play like "rock stars" following a record-breaking win over India.
England's new red-ball head coach Brendon McCullum insisted he had nothing on the aggression of captain Ben Stokes after overseeing a 3-0 whitewash of his native New Zealand during his first series in charge.
"It started to really take a bad toll on my own personal health. I couldn't leave it at the ground any more; it was coming home. It wasn't fair on my family, on people close to me, and it wasn't fair on myself either."
England’s Joe Root came off a match-winning innings yesterday, having scaled the 10,000-run mark in his Test career during an incredible unbeaten 115 in the fourth innings against New Zealand.
Joe Root scored an unbeaten century as England capped a dramatic fightback to win the first Test against New Zealand by five wickets at Lord's on Sunday.
Joe Root became the 14th player in cricket history and the second England player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.