England batsman Joe Root says his ‘mic-drop’ celebration after scoring a century in Tuesday’s victory over India at Headingley is “the most embarrassing thing I’ve done on a cricket field”.
Root, whose second successive century ensured England clinched the one-day series 2-1, dropped his bat in the manner of a singer dropping a microphone at the end of a performance.
“It was a car crash,” he said.
“I’ve not heard the end of it. It was something I immediately regretted.”
Root’s century – his 13th in one-day internationals, the most by an England batsman – steered the team to an eight-wicket win.
He said: “You’d think if you were going to do a celebration like that you’d have smacked it 30 yards out of the ground but it didn’t really get there did it?
“It was the most embarrassing thing I’ve done on a cricket field.”
With England’s limited-overs summer now finished, the first of five Tests against India starts on Wednesday, 1 August at Edgbaston.