Joe Root receives special cap for his 100th Test from Stokes:
Joe Root had a special moment just before the toss against India at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Friday.
The England skipper was going to play his 100th Test and it made him the 15th England player to achieve the feat.
Root achieved the feat in the first Test against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Before the start of the game, Root received his 100th cap from all-rounder Ben Stokes.
He has also presented a special cap by England national selector Ed Smith on the occasion.
A little over eight years after his Test match debut in Nagpur against India, England skipper Joe Root completed a major career landmark by claiming his 100th Test cap. At just 30 years of age
Root has become the third-youngest cricketer after Alastair Cook (28 years) and India’s Sachin Tendulkar (29 years) to complete 100 Tests.
Over the last decade, Root has quickly become part of the fab four which includes Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith and Kane Williamson of New Zealand
The right-handed batsman made his Test debut against India in 2012. Root has scored 8,249 runs in Test cricket including 19 centuries and 49 half-centuries.
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He is the fourth-highest Test scorer for England, only behind former captain Alastair Cook (12,472 runs), Graham Gooch (8,900 runs) and Alec Stewart (8,463 runs).
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who is playing in his 50th Test, also received a special cap from Root.
England assistant batting coach Graham Thorpe had said that Root is a great student of the game who is focused on scoring more runs and improving his game.