“Virat Kohli has more runs in one inning than Joe Root has in the entire ODI series” – Fans troll Root for two ducks in three games against India


For the first time in his ODI career, England star Joe Root has been dismissed for two ducks in a series.

The 31-year-old couldn’t handle a brilliant delivery from Mohammed Siraj in the ongoing third India-England ODI at Old Trafford. Root edged a peach of a ball straight into the hands of Rohit Sharma at second slip.

India were without the services of Jasprit Bumrah for the match in Manchester as the star pacer endured a back spasm. Siraj was drafted back into the playing XI in place of Bumrah.

The returning pacer was also under some pressure given his inconsistent performances of late across formats. However, Siraj was bang on the money from his very first over as he dismissed both Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root.

Bairstow and Root were notably key to England chasing down a record target in the one-off Test last month in a match where Siraj went for plenty of runs. Scalping both batsmen in his first over since that match represented some sort of redemption for the right-armer.

Fans on Twitter hailed Siraj while trolling Root for his inability to replicate his red-ball form in ODIs. Here are some of the reactions:

Virat Kohli has more runs in one inning than Joe Root has in the entire ODI series vs India. Hold dat @TheBarmyArmy #ENGvIND

Joe Root who is the most in-form batter amongst the Fab 4 ended this One Day International series with a total of 11 runs even lesser than, Mohammad Shami.

Need Joe Root to be removed from fab four asap. Please Martin Crowe wapas aao

Peak root – 11 runs in 3 inningsfinished chokli – 16 runs in 1 inning. https://t.co/mous8Ga6NA

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