“Is Joe Root even more of a magician” – netizens are stunned by former captain’s bat balancing ‘Sorcery’

With a match-winning century against New Zealand, the 31-year-old batsman became just England’s second batsman to surpass 10,000 Test runs.

The remarkable performance of former England captain Joe Root made headlines, but it wasn’t just that fact that caught viewers’ attention. A weird video of Joe Root standing at the non-striker’s end of the field, where Root’s bat appeared to really be standing by itself, went viral on Twitter.

Joe Root’s batting brilliance helped England beat New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s. With a match-winning century against New Zealand, the 31-year-old batsman became just England’s second batsman to surpass 10,000 Test runs.

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In the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday, Joe Root hit his 26th Test hundred to help England win. Root embarked up a 90-run partnership with Ben Stokes and then a 120-run stand with Ben Foakes to take England to a 5-wicket triumph after they were 69/4 in their chase of 277 at one stage.

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