Joe Root Was Surprised With Hotel Staff’s Welcome After Double Ton
By CricShots - Feb 7, 2021 8:46 am
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England Cricket Board (ECB) was happily surprised when the visiting skipper, Joe Root was treated with some Indian hospitality by hotel staff after scoring a magnificent double century in the ongoing first Test in Chennai. The hotel staff welcomed Root with a cake at the reception as the visitors returned after the conclusion of Day 2’s play at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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Joe Root scored a brilliant double ton

Resuming from 128 on Day 2 of the first Test in Chennai, Root managed to score his fifth Test double century which had helped the Brits to reach the total of 555/8 on the board at stumps. His 218 off 377 deliveries was laced with 19 fours and 2 sixes as the England Test skipper showcased his class in the subcontinent conditions.

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As the England players returned back to their team hotel in Chennai, the staff were waiting at the reception with a cake for Root, who also made a record of becoming the first-ever batsman to score a double hundred in his 100th Test. Root surpassed former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq’s tally of 184 to bag the record for the highest individual score by a batsman in his 100th Test.

Tweeting the video of the same ECB wrote: “Indian hospitality for @root66 – thank you.”

With his terrific knock, Root also became only the second skipper after the legendary Sir Don Bradman to notch up scores of 150-plus in three successive Test matches. He played a dominating knock of 228 and 186 in his last two Tests against Sri Lanka before his double ton against India in Chennai on Saturday.

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Joe Root has been enjoying a purple patch in his career for England and will be looking to inspire his side to a winning start in the series after putting them in a strong position in the first Test with his double century. With 555/8 on the board, England has confirmed they would like to bat another hour on Day 3 before inviting India for their first innings.