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India vs England: ‘Mic-drop’ celebrations most embarrassing moment, says Joe Root

Joe Root scored his 13th ODI ton in the 3rd ODI against India on Tuesday as England beat India by 8 wickets to win the series 2-1.

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Joe Root celebrates after scoring a century in the 3rd ODI against India. (Source: Reuters)

England batsman Joe Root on Wednesday described his century celebration in the 3rd ODI against India in Leeds as his “most embarrassing moment”. The 26-year old scored his second consecutive ton on Tuesday as England chased down the target of 257 set by the visitors to script a 2-1 win in the 50-over series. Root, who was facing criticism for a string of poor performances before the start of the series, scored an unbeaten-100 in 120 balls to take the Three Lions to an 8-wicket win.

After completing his century, he dropped his bat in a ‘mic-drop’ style to celebrate his 13th ODI hundred. Speaking to reporters after the match, Root said he regretted his actions immediately. “It was a car crash. I’ve not heard the end of it. It was something I immediately regretted,” he said.

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The England Test captain further said the celebrations did not go as per plans. “You’d think if you were going to do a celebration like that you’d have smacked it 30 yards out of the ground but it didn’t really get there did it?” the batsman said.

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“It was the most embarrassing thing I’ve done on a cricket field,” he added.

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After the culmination of the limited-overs series, the two teams will now square off in a five-Test match series starting from August 1 at Edgbaston. India announced their squad for the first three Tests on Wednesday, in which Rishabh Pant became a surprise inclusion, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar was dropped due to injury.

India Squad for three England Tests:

Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur