In the ongoing match against the Netherlands, Joe Root, aiming to emulate Maxwell’s unorthodox shot, faced an unusual dismissal, extending his disappointing run in the tournament.

In another disappointing innings at the 2023 World Cup, Joe Root’s struggles continued as he failed to make a substantial score in the ongoing match against the Netherlands at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. Root, who was looking settled with 28 runs off 34 balls, made a hasty decision to attempt a reverse scoop shot. Unfortunately, he misjudged the length of the delivery, resulting in the ball slipping through his legs and crashing into the stumps. Root’s attempt at his preferred shot proved costly, as England lost their second wicket at a score of 133/2.

After the unfortunate dismissal, fans on social media expressed their discontent with Root’s lackluster performance, with some even trolling him for trying to imitate Glenn Maxwell.

Take a look at the reactions on X here:

On the match front, England chose to bat first after winning the toss. Joe Root and Dawid Malan shared 85 runs for the second wicket to put England in a strong position. But the Netherlands quickly sent back both of the set’s batters, forcing their way back into the game. Malan struck 87 runs off of 74 deliveries, putting on quite the show before being bowled out in the 22nd over.

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Last Updated on November 8, 2023

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