IND vs ENG 1st Test: Joe Root receives special cap for his 100th Test from Ben Stokes


It was a special second for England captain Joe Root as he acquired a cap from team-mate Ben Stokes for that includes in his milestone 100th Test within the first match of the sequence in opposition to India right here.

The trendy right-hander was handed the special cap by star all-rounder Stokes previous to the beginning of the Test on the M A Chidambaram stadium.

He was additionally offered a special cap by England nationwide selector Ed Smith on the event.

Root had made his debut in opposition to India within the 2012-13 tour and in addition performed his fiftieth Test in opposition to 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 Test.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who’s enjoying in his fiftieth Test, additionally acquired a special cap from Root.

The England gamers wore black armbands as a mark of respect for inspirational warfare 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 a press release.