Watch: Joe Root bats left-handed against Pakistan in Rawalpindi Test match

 Watch: Joe Root bats left-handed against Pakistan in Rawalpindi Test match

Joe Root (Image Source: Twitter)

England are currently busy playing the three-match Test series opener against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. After a long gap of 17 years, England have come to Pakistan for a Test series. However, on 4 December, it was the fourth day of the match where Pakistan kicked off their first innings at a score of 499 runs for seven wickets.

Then, they got all out and England started their second innings with a lead of 78 runs. During that innings, England lost their two wickets quickly after scoring only 36 runs. Then, Joe Root came out to bat at the number four position. But, during his inning, he came up with an innovative approach that made fans stunned. They also made the video viral on social media platforms.

Here is the shared video:

Joe Root scored 73 runs off 69 balls in the second innings against Pakistan

Speaking of the video, the incident took place in the 23rd over of England’s second innings. Joe Root was batting while leg-spinner, Zahid Mahmood came up to bowl. But, Root surprised everyone when he took the stance of a left-handed batter despite being a right-handed batter. In the first delivery, he went for a left-handed sweep but it did not give any run to him. 

Then, in the next delivery, he swept again conventionally, as a left-hander. But, there was a chance of catching which Naseem Shah failed to grab. Seeing such an approach, fans went crazy as they shared the video on social media. It seemed like he wanted to counter the leg-spinner and that is why he came up with such an approach.

Speaking of the match, England batted first and scored 657 runs in the first innings. In reply, Pakistan got bundled out for 579 runs in the second innings. With a lead of 78 runs, England scored 264 runs for seven wickets in the third innings. Thus, Pakistan got a target of 343 runs to win the match. Joe Root scored 73 runs off 69 balls in England’s second innings, including 11 fours and three sixes.

Bethive Staff

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