Joe Root is known to play cheeky shots such as the deft paddle to beat short fine leg or the late cut that races away for four and is a handy strike-rotating option as well, but England’s run machine was at his innovative best when he enterprisingly reverse-scooped a Tim Southee delivery for a six. Root got into position early and ramped the ball over the cordon, with the connection being so good that it travelled all the way for a maximum. The spectators were astonished at the sight of such an unorthodox stroke from the strokemaker who generally relies on convention.
“This is OUTRAGEOUS… and so good to watch!” 🤯6️⃣
Good morning Joe Root! 😅 pic.twitter.com/9FssBctdp0
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 13, 2022