Joe Root’s ‘Pinky’ Celebration After Ton Against India Has A Rockstar Connection – Explained

Feb24,2024


Joe Root's Pinky's celebration after century against India has a rockstar connection – explained

England cricket team batsman Joe Root© X (formerly Twitter)




England cricket team batsman Joe Root put his team in a strong position by scoring a brilliant century on the first day of the fourth Test match against India in Ranchi on Friday. Immediately after reaching the milestone, Root celebrated by pointing his little finger towards the dressing room, where captain Ben Stokes repeated his gesture. The exchange is linked to the 2022 Test match between India and England at Edgbaston, where both celebrated in this manner for the first time after winning the game for their team. Root had earlier revealed that the festival was inspired by famous entertainer Elvis Presley.

“I don't think I'll ever feel or look like a rockstar, but for 10 seconds I did, that's what little Pinky was. Ben watched the Elvis Presley film the other day and he's been doing that all week, so it was a little tribute to him,” Root said after the Edgbaston Test.

Joe Root rescued England from early trouble by scoring unbeaten 106 runs after Indian fast bowler Akash Deep took three wickets on debut in the fourth Test on Friday.

England, who are struggling to make ends meet after trailing 2-1 in the five-match series, reached 302-7 at stumps after electing to bat first in Ranchi.

The tourists slipped to 112-5, but Root, who had scored just 77 runs in his previous six innings, regained his form by sharing a 113-run partnership with wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes, who made 47.

Mohammed Siraj broke this partnership by taking the wicket of Fox, but former captain Root stood strong and at the end of the game, Ollie Robinson (31) played an unbeaten inning of 57 runs.

(with AFP inputs)

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