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England vs New Zealand: Sourav Ganguly praises Joe Root with BCCI attribution to draw flak on Twitter 

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was massively trolled on Twitter for attributing former England Test captain Joe Root to the Indian cricket board.

England vs New Zealand: Joe Root played a masterful knock in the 1st Test (Courtesy: England Cricket/Twitter)
By Samrat Chakraborty | Jun 5, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was massively trolled on Twitter for attributing former England Test captain Joe Root to the Indian cricket board. The former India captain hailed Root (115 not out) as an ‘all-time great’ after his match-winning knock in the second innings against New Zealand in the first Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Sunday.

“Joe Roooooooot ..what a player what a knock under pressure ..an all time great .. @bcci @icc,” Ganguly tweeted. However, his tweet did not go well among fans as he attributed the Indian cricket board in his appreciation message for the former England captain. Fans questioned Ganguly about the same as they failed to understand his motive of promoting the Indian cricket board in Root’s heroics. Check out some of the reactions below. 

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England vs New Zealand: Joe Root plays exemplary knock under pressure

Root led by example in the second innings to guide England to a five-wicket victory. The hosts needed 62 runs to win on the penultimate day of the first Test and they chased down the total with relative ease with the premier top-order batter going past 10,000 runs and recording his 26th ton in the format. The job was done for England in the morning session with 15 overs remaining for the second new ball. 

The hosts looked like the outright favourites to win the contest from the onset of the day with New Zealand’s most effective bowler in the match, Kyle Jamieson, being easily dealt with. Root and his overnight partner Ben Foakes (32 not out) forged an unbeaten partnership of over 100 runs to take England over the line. Foakes played a perfect second fiddle to Root as he notched up three boundaries in his 92-ball unbeaten knock. England, thus, lead the three-match series 1-0 to mark the new era under captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum. 



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