After successful the primary Test by seven-wicket in opposition to Sri Lanka on Monday, skipper Joe Root made a cellphone name to England fan Rob Lewis, who was watching the Test from the close by Galle Fort, and thanked him for his help. Jonny Bairstow and Daniel Lawrence shared an unbeaten 62-run stand to assist England safe a 1-Zero lead within the Test sequence. Root’s double ton and Dom Bess five-for within the first innings had set the stage for a victory earlier than England obtained off to a wobbly begin of their second essay on Sunday.
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Root made a name from the stadium and waved in the direction of Lewis, standing on the Galle Fort. The official deal with of England Cricket shared the dialog between the skipper and the fan on Twitter.
“It was nice to see you finally up on the Fort. Mate, it’s an absolute pleasure. That’s why I wanted to come over on behalf of all the lads. We really appreciate your support. It’s an incredible story and journey that you’ve been on over the last year or so. So more than anything I wanted to say a massive thank you. We really appreciate you being here and making the effort to come down and support us,” Root stated to Lewis whereas on name.
“It’s an actual pleasure for us to have the ability to get pleasure from this with you, so thanks very a lot, mate. It’s good to have the ability to have fun collectively a win right here in Sri Lanka. I’m glad you have loved it. We’ve actually loved you being there supporting us signing your coronary heart out as effectively, so sit up for extra of it on Friday.
“We actually recognize it mate. It’s an incredible effort so thanks very a lot. Enjoy the remainder of your day and get Randy Caddick on it and have fun exhausting. Cheers Rob, thanks loads mate,” he added.
Earlier, Root after scoring his double ton acknowledged Lewis’ cheers from the highest of the Galle Fort. Having travelled to the Island Nation earlier than the coronavirus pandemic introduced the Sri Lanka-England sequence to a halt, Lewis waited for 10 months within the nation to observe the English boys return for the sequence.
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