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Sourav Ganguly Hailed Joe Root With A Special Tweet

England’s talented right-handed batter Joe Root put up a stellar show as he smashed his 26th Test century to help his side defeat New Zealand in the just-concluded 1st Test match at Lord’s. He brought out his best and defeated all-odds to help his side take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing three-match Test series.

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Joe Root Gave A Stellar Performance

Chasing a target of 277 runs, England was reeling at 69 runs for four at one stage. However, Joe Root and Ben Stokes‘ 90-runs stand brought back momentum to the side before Stokes was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson on 54 runs. However, Root kept his calm and formed an amazing partnership of 120* runs to take England home in the first match.

Root was unbeaten on 77 runs at the end of Day 3 alongwith Ben Foakes. On Day 4 the duo gave a solid start to the side and in no time, Stokes completed his century on Day 4 of the first Test match.

During his stellar knock, Root smashed 12 fours and remained unbeaten at 115 runs. His stunning knock helped him earn the Player of the Match award. Along the way to his century, Root also registered 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He became only the 14th player in Test history to score 10,000 Test runs.

Sourav Ganguly Hailed Joe Root

Meanwhile, the cricketer has been receiving praises from all corners for his terrific performance against New Zealand. Among many, former Indian captain and current President of the BCCI, Sourav Ganguly took to his social media and hailed Joe Root for his amazing performance in the game.

Ganguly hailed him as an ‘all-time great’ and wrote: “Joe Roooooooot ..what a player what a knock under pressure ..an all time great .. @bcci @icc

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Social media is also buzzing with reactions from fans and cricketers alike.

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