In the third ODI of the Royal London Series, England thrashed India at the Headingley Stadium by 8 wickets. After winning the toss, the team invited India to bat first. The guests put up a total of 256 runs on the board and Joe Root and Eoin Morgan led England to victory. Both Root and Morgan remained unbeaten by scoring 100 and 88 runs respectively, thus sealing the series by 2-1. Eoin Morgan was also named as the Player of the Series. Now, Stuart Broad who was not a part of the team wanted Joe Root to wave his jersey instead of dropping his bat.
The English Pacer took to Twitter and posted a cheeky tweet and asked Joe Root to replicate the act of Andrew Flintoff. He posted a cheeky tweet which read, “RT if you’d have preferred @root66 to whip his shirt off & run round Headingley rather than that ‘bat drop.”
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 18, 2018
After losing the game, Virat Kohli said, “I thought we were never on the mark as far as runs were concerned, we were 25 runs less, England were clinical with bat, ball and in the field, and deserved to win. Against a side like England, you had to be at your best. [Pitch?] Played slow, quite surprising, a little two-paced, we haven't seen pitches like that here before. They suffocated us in the middle overs, the spinners bowled well in partnership. [Too many changes?] Not the batting order, we thought Dinesh was going well, with the bowling we felt Bhuvi has the experience and was good to come back in, but it didn't come off. When it doesn't come off, changes look unnecessary. We need to move on and improve as a side. Every side is looking for the best balance possible, these losses will tell us what we need to work on. We've got 15-16 games to get the balance of the side strong. [Tests?] The squad is pretty settled, excited to be going into a lengthy Test series, going to be challenging but we're looking forward it it. Want to play hard, tough cricket, looking forward to the challenge. [Rashid ball] It was a quality ball, I've been playing him since U-19, he's a quality bowler, just one of those deliveries to take in your stride and say 'Wow, I was done by that'."