English Test captain, Joe Root had gained the attention of the cricket universe last evening by making a strange statement. Root claimed that he and his team players will not shake hands with the players of Sri Lanka owing to the widespread of Coronavirus. He further said that the players will instead do fist bumps after the match ends.
This statement surprised a lot of fans because the Coronavirus issue is mainly in China and surrounding regions. Although there have been a few cases in other nations, it is no so widespread as the Chinese regions. Hence, Root’s statement did not make much sense. It might be possible that the English team is taking this action after their players suffered from illness in the recently concluded South Africa tour.
And, Joe Root argued out that South Africa’s tour was a learning lesson for the English team. He said:
“After the illnesses that swept through the squad in South Africa, we are well aware of the importance of keeping contact to a minimum and we’ve been given some really sound and sensible advice from our medical team to help prevent spreading germs and bacteria.”
Stuart Broad trolls Joe Root for his statement
It seems like Broad is among those members of the cricket world who were taken aback by Root’s words and the fast bowler mercilessly roasted his skipper on Twitter. He shared a video on the micro-blogging site where he read that news on his laptop and then he went to Joe Root trying to shake his hand. He even used the handshaking emoji in the caption besides tagging Joe Root in the tweet.
The best part of the video is Joe Root’s reaction as he looks tired and totally confused. You can watch the video, here:
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) March 3, 2020
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Stuart Broad trolling Joe Root.
— mark hall (@marksafc) March 3, 2020
— . (@halfbloodpkb) March 3, 2020
Joe Root be like pic.twitter.com/N7jlYWoL2p
— Pranav Brijwani (@pranav_brijwani) March 3, 2020
I love how @root66 looks both, unsurprised AND disappointed 😂 Big Dad Energy
— Tim Knight (@shoddyknight) March 3, 2020