'Did Joe Root receive one today after the loss?' - Michael Vaughan taunts India for denying signed jersey to Root for his 100th Test

‘Did Joe Root receive one today after the loss?’ – Michael Vaughan taunts India for denying signed jersey to Root for his 100th Test

Joe Root made his 100th Test memorable by smashing a ton.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images for ECB)

England scripted a stunning victory against India in the just-concluded first Test of the four-match series at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai by a massive 227 runs. It was a special game for the English skipper Joe Root as he was playing his 100th game for England in the purest format of the game. The batsman had made the occasion more memorable by winning the Man of the Match award for his scintillating knock of 218 runs in the first innings.

Following England’s iconic victory, the former England captain Michael Vaughan took a sly dig at the home team as he questioned India for not giving any signed shirt to Root to acknowledge his remarkable feat of playing 100 Test matches. The Indian team had won hearts at The Gabba in Brisbane by giving a signed shirt to the Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for playing his 100th Test.

Referring to the same incident, Vaughan took a jibe at the hosts saying that why Root wasn’t presented with a signed shirt. The veteran asserted that India didn’t do any such gesture for Root as they succumbed to an embarrassing defeat in Chennai while they had registered a historic victory in Brisbane.

Michael Vaughan questioned, “India gifted @NathLyon421 a signed shirt for his 100th Test at the end of the Gabba Win … Did @root66 receive one today after the loss?? Not sure if it happened ? Can anyone confirm?”

Vaughan tweets for Joe Root not getting the signed jersey

James Anderson and Jack Leach take England home on Day 5

With 381 runs to score and nine wickets in hand, India had a difficult task in hand on Day 5 on the first Test against England. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara got off to a decent start as they were looking forward to giving India a good start. However, the spinner Jack Leach had other plans as he scalped the wicket of Pujara while the batter was playing at 15 runs.

This was followed by James Anderson rattling the opposition batsmen with his pace and accuracy. Anderson ran through India’s batting order and picked two priced wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant. Both the batters lost their wickets cheaply at a score of 0 and 11 runs respectively. Anderson was also successful in sending Gill back to the pavilion, who was looking in good touch after registering a half-century.

Though Indian skipper Virat Kohli tried to save India from the loss by playing a knock of 72 runs, he eventually lost his wicket to Stokes after not getting any support and India lost the game to give England a lead of 1-0.