England Test skipper Joe Root has congratulated India after they beat the visitors 3-1 coming back from behind in the Test series. Root scored a brilliant 218 to set up an England win in the first Test and lead the series. The Indian fightback was no less than memorable with all the team members putting their hand up at different phases of the series. India thus have made the World Test Championship finals topping the points table as well as the ICC rankings.
Meanwhile, Joe Root congratulated Virat Kohli and his men for an impressive series win. They lost the series against England when they toured to the British country and have taken serious revenge at home. All this after they were thoroughly outplayed in the first Test in Chennai.
Root congratulated Team India, calling Kohli & Co. a top-class side after their series win. He also thanked the country for the hospitality shown throughout the four-match rubber. “A lot to take and learn from this tour – we’ll keep pushing to improve as individuals and as a team. Congratulations to a top-class India team on the series win and thank you for the hospitality,” Root wrote on Twitter.
Joe Root Credits India On Series Win
A lot to take and learn from this tour – we’ll keep pushing to improve as individuals and as a team.
Congratulations to a top class India team on the series win and thank you for the hospitality 🇮🇳 🏴 pic.twitter.com/bkbFsKhuOK
— Joe Root (@root66) March 7, 2021
India lost the first Test by 227 runs as England piled up a mammoth first innings total. They came back in the second Test to win it by 317 runs. The next Test in Ahmedabad they won it by 10 wickets and in the final Test once again they triumphed by an innings and 25 runs.
Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant ton in the second Test to shape u an Indian win. In the third and the fourth Test, Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin took wickets for fun as the England batsmen failed to counter the spin threat. Axar in his debut series took 27 wickets and Ashwin ended with 32. Together they took 59 wickets in the series.
India now will face New Zealand in the WTC final on June 18. The venue for the final was Lord’s initially but a spike in the number of cases has made the ICC think otherwise. The next venue will be announced in due course.