English captain Joe Root continued its sublime form in the continuing series of five matches against India. Root has crushed a sensational century in the third Test at Headingley Thursday in Leeds.
On day 2 of the match, the right-handed batsman reached the three-pointer on the second ball of the 104th over. Ishant Sharma when he hit the ball on the middle wicket for a boundary. It was Root’s third century in the current series and the 23rd century of his amazing Test career.
Most test hours in a calendar year for England:
- 6 – Dennis Compton (1947)
- 6 – Michael Vaughan (2002)
- 6 – Joe Root (2021) *
Most Tests against India by English Players:
- 8 – Joe Root *
- 7 – Alastair Cook
- 6 – Kevin Pietersen
Here’s how Twitter responded to Joe Root’s master class:
And there’s another … Joe Root, your superstar
– Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) 26 August 2021
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) 26 August 2021
– Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan) 26 August 2021
Joe Root becomes the first player to score a century in his 100th Test innings as captain.#ENGvIND
– Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) 26 August 2021
Rrrrrrrooooooooooootttttttttt .. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 26 August 2021
It was Joe Root’s third fastest Test game.
1. 118 balle v 🇦🇺 – July 2015
120 balle v 🇱🇰 – Nov 2018
125 Balls in Today – Today
4. 126 balle v 🌴 – April 2015
5. 128 balle v 🇿🇦 – Jan 2016#ENGvIND
– The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) 26 August 2021
Best. Player. In. The. World. ❤️
100 on his home field, in front of a full house 🔥
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) 26 August 2021
Joe Root 🙏🙏
With his slightly adjusted play, the way he opened the outside is really impressive.
In his own zone.
– Bharath Ramaraj (@ Fancricket12) 26 August 2021
It really is something to look at a batter in its ultimate bloom. What an amazing year Root is experiencing. Astonishing. 🤯 #ENGvIND
– Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) 26 August 2021
It does not matter which team you support. Throw it aside. This performance by Joe Root is that of a top player at the height of his power. And something to admire.
– Harsha Bhogle (hobhogleharsha) 26 August 2021
So far three 💯 in the series and we are only in the 3rd Test 😯
If we look at Joe Root’s record in 2021, to say he’s in the shape of his life is an understatement 🙌#ENGvIND
– Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 26 August 2021
Fab Four or not, Joe Root is definitely Fab 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Tests for 2021 so far #EngvIND
– Bharat Sundaresan (@ beastieboy07) 26 August 2021
As Chris Broad once said about Jonty Rhodes, there is a lack of challenges in describing Joe Root.
– Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) 26 August 2021
One hundred in the first test.
One hundred in the second Test.
One hundred in the third Test.
Nearly 500 runs in this series from just 5 overs – What a remarkable series for Joe Root and against the biggest Indian fast bowling unit.
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 26 August 2021
– ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) 26 August 2021
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