The Telegraph – Joe Root described his celebration when he scored a century against India at Headingley on Tuesday as the most ‘embarrassing’ thing he had ever done on a cricket field.

Summary

  • Joe Root described his celebration when he scored a century against India at Headingley on Tuesday as the most ‘embarrassing’ thing he had ever done on a cricket field.
  • Root was sheepish after the match when asked why he held out his arm and dropped his bat in the manner of a singer dropping a microphone at the end of a performance.
  • Normally the most understated of cricketers on the field, Root said it was a spur of the moment decision as he got carried away by hitting a four to win the game taking him to exactly 100.
  • Root was on 96 with England needing only one run to win.
  • Instead Root and Morgan held back waiting to see if the ball would go for four.


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