New Delhi: Although English batsman and former captain Joe Root is known for his soft nature, but during the third Test starting on Thursday, he surprised cricket lovers with his different form. Root’s strange celebration on the first day of the third Test being played at Headingley under the Ashes series 2023 became a topic of discussion in the corridors of cricket. This scene was seen in the 55th over.
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Travis Head was batting brilliantly scoring 39 runs in 74 balls. So Chris Woakes came and threw the third ball a little short. Head was defeated on this and as soon as he put the bat, the ball took the edge of the fielder in the slip which flew towards the root. Root immediately sprung into action and went back a little and caught the ball near the chest. Root came in a huff after catching this catch and he suddenly hit the ball in the ground. Wicketkeeper Johnny Bairstow was also surprised to see him doing this.
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Why did Joe Root do this?
Why did Root, who was always cool on the field, celebrate like this? Actually, a ball earlier, Alex Carey’s catch from the root was dropped from the first slip. On this, Carey took a single and gave strike to the head. Root was in frustration after dropping this catch. As soon as he took the wicket of Head on the very next ball, he could not control his emotions and hit the ball in the ground.