England captain Joe Root, recently announced that during their upcoming tour to Sri Lanka, the English players wouldn’t be shaking hands in a bid to avoid the coronavirus threat. Root said instead of shaking hands, players would greet each other with fist bumps – a gesture of greeting or affirmation in which two people lightly tap each other’s clenched fist.
“We are not shaking hands with each other, using instead the well-established fist bump, and we are washing hands regularly and wiping down surfaces using the anti-bacterial wipes and gels we’ve been given in our immunity packs,” said Root.
However, England’s speedster Stuart Broad didn’t miss a chance to troll his skipper over his recent comments while being on the flight to Sri Lanka.
Broad posted a 2 seconds video on Twitter, in which he can be seen filming a news story, which was about Root’s instructions to the England team. After filming the story, Broad moved the camera towards Root, who was sitting behind him.
The Nottingham-born then hilariously offered Root his hands to shake, and the latter didn’t look impressed at all.
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) March 3, 2020
England’s tour to Sri Lanka begins from March 07, where they will first play two practice games, followed by the two-match Tests series, which will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).