Pietersen & more: Twitter reacts as Root hits century on home ground

Kevin Pietersen and Michael Vaughan are quick to hail Joe Root after his century at Headingley

By Sam Rogers

Joe Root struck a majestic century in the fifth and final one-day international between England and India at the Yorkshireman’s home ground Headingley as England finally posted a compeitive total.

Root struck a brilliant 113 from just 108 balls as he guided his side to 294-7 from their fifty overs, with the help of Jos Buttler (49), Alastair Cook (46) and Ben Stokes (29*).

Here are some of the best tweets from current and former players among others, reacting to Root’s second ODI hundred.

Former West Indian fast bowler Tino Best (@tino95): “Predicted Root’s rise in world cricket when they were team-mates.Played with the kid @joeroot05 bk in 2010 at Yorkshire told him lil man you will be a star congrats son froggy must be proud.”

Exiled former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was visibly delighted for his former team-mate: “Buzzing for @joeroot05! BOOM!”

Ex-England player Neil Fairbrother tweeted a screen shot of Root from his TV with the words: “Brilliant innings on home soil @joeroot05 !!#roooooooot”

Yorkshire team-mate Adam Lyth (@lythy09) enjoyed the shot Root played to reach his second ODI ton: “Top batting @joeroot05 lovely slog sweet to bring up 100 #Root”

Sky Sports statistician Richard V Isaacs (@RVISkyStatto) noted that Root made history with his knock on home soil: “Joe @joeroot05 becomes the first @Yorkshireccc to hit a Test and ODI century at Headingley”

Phil Tufnell (@philtufnell) hails Root’s ton: “Quality knock by Rooty! Well played lad! Shame about Buttlers ending, less said about it the better!”

Finally, Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) keeps it succinct: “Rrrrrrrrooooooooooootttttttttttttttttttt #Yorkshire”

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