It was a particular second for England captain Joe Root as he obtained a cap from team-mate Ben Stokes for that includes in his milestone 100th Check within the first match of the collection towards India. The trendy right-hander was handed the particular cap by star all-rounder Stokes previous to the beginning of the Check on the M A Chidambaram stadium.
He was additionally offered a particular cap by England nationwide selector Ed Smith on the event. Root had made his debut towards India within the 2012-13 tour and in addition performed his 50th Check towards the identical opponent in Vishakapatnam in 2016.
The 30-year-old Root has scored 8,249 runs with 19 centuries and 49 half-centuries earlier than this Check. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who’s enjoying in his 50th Check, additionally obtained a particular cap from Root.
The England gamers wore black armbands as a mark of respect for inspirational conflict veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died aged 100 earlier this week after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus, the ECB media supervisor stated in an announcement.