'Root ke isi roop se toh duniya darti hai' - Fans react as Former England skipper Joe Root registers highest number of Test centuries against India

Former England skipper Joe Root has now surpassed the former Australia skipper Steve Smith to register the highest number of centuries against India in Tests

Mathew K
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Joe Root (File Photo: X)

Joe Root (File Photo: X)

Former England skipper and the modern-day batting great, Joe Root has finally lived up to his ‘great’ stature after a miserable run of form in the ongoing five-match Test series against India. Root scored an all-important and well-fought century on the first day of the fourth Test against the hosts.

His century-knock helped the visitors to recover from a delicate position at the moment when they had lost 5 wickets just at the score of 112 runs in the first session of day 1 in the ongoing Ranchi Test. But then came a much-needed partnership of 113 runs for the sixth wicket between the veteran Joe Root and the wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes.

Foakes scored crucial 47 runs off 126 balls, with 4 fours and a six. But what attracted the eyeballs was the amazing century and a comeback knock played by Joe Root. Batting with his known traditional batting approach, the modern great scored 106 runs off 226 balls, with 9 fours to rescue England from a miserable early start at the beginning of the opening day of the match.

Speaking of the Indian bowlers, star pacer Mohammed Siraj and debutant Akash Deep scalped 2 and 3 wickets, respectively, alongside one wicket each picked by Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.

England in decent condition on the back of Joe Root's century

With this century, Joe Root has achieved another milestone as he now has become the first batter in the list of batters. He surpassed the former Australia skipper and the great of his generation Steve Smith, who has scored centuries against India. Now, Joe Root has 10 centuries against India and he now ranks on the top of the list which features greats like Garry Sobers, Sir Viv Richards, and former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting.

Coming back to the action of the match at the time of the first day’s end in the Ranchi Test between India and England, the visitors had posted a decent total of 302 runs for the loss of 7 wickets courtesy of Joe Root’s century.

Here’s how fans reacted to Joe Root’s century against India in Ranchi Test:

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