Root hopeful of quick recovery after virus lays England low

Even as apprehensions that the first Test between Pakistan and England in Rawalpindi could be deferred by a day grow after the visiting players fell sick, Joe Root hopes the condition of his temmmates isn’t too worse and they would be up and running soon. Root shut down the possibility of the current bug that the players are afflicted with in Islamabad having any connection to food.

England were laid low on their 2019-20 tour to South Africa as well, the uneasy players having to routinely visit the washroom during the Boxing Day Test in Centurion.