Joe Root and his wife Carrie Cotterell become proud parents for the second time

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Joe Root, Carrie Cotterell (Image Source: Twitter)

England Test captain Joe Root has announced the birth of his second child with wife Carrie Cotterell. On Wednesday (July 08), morning, Root posted an adorable picture with his new-born resting on his left arm while his right arm was wrapped around his other son Alfred William.


The 29-year-old also extended his support to the English side ahead of the first Test against West Indies, as he wrote: Good luck boys @englandcricket We will be watching and supporting you all the way!”

Joe Root | Instagram

Root and Cotterell got engaged in early 2016 and married in the cricketer’s hometown of Sheffield two years later. Cotterell used to work at a bar, The Arc, in Headingley, Leeds – the home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, who Root plays for. The couple got blessed with a baby for the first time in January 2017.


Joe Root and Carrie Cotterell | Instagram

Meanwhile, Root is currently undergoing a seven day quarantine period following which he will join his teammates in the bio-secure bubble. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the players and officials are living at the on-site hotels and are being screened daily for symptoms and tested for COVID-19.

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