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WATCH: SURPRISE as Joe Root bats left-handed against Pakistan

VideosWATCH: SURPRISE as Joe Root bats left-handed against Pakistan

Srinagar: In a major surprise and shock, England batting star Joe Root batted left handed against Pakistan during ongoing firat test at Rawalpindi on Sunday.

Root made the most of the batter-friendly conditions in Rawalpindi when he faced up left-handed to Zahid Mahmood for the first two deliveries of the Pakistan spinner’s sixth over.

Click to watch video , Joe Root batting left handed. Pic/Screengrab

The former England skipper swept the first ball directly to the fielder at square leg, before he was dropped by Naseem Shah at mid-wicket on the ensuing delivery.

Root obviously took the hint as he quickly ditched the idea and played the remainder of his innings as he usually does as a right-hander and was ironically out sweeping Mahmood later in his innings.

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq held on to the catch this time as Root was dismissed for 73 as England continued the aggressive approach they have displayed consistently throughout this first Test.

Courtesy: ICC

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