Joe Root gets engaged to his long time girlfriend Carrie Cotterell

England batting star Joe Root has been in the news all for good reasons in the recent times. And on this occasion, he created a stir by getting engaged to his long-time girlfriend Carrie Cotterell. As reported by, the night before Root travelled to India for the ICC World T20 2016, he asked the question to Carrie. Root and Carrie have been dating each other for almost two years and Root finally decided to ask her to marry him.

Root has been actively seen uploading pictures with Carrie on social media platforms and she is often seen in the stands supporting him.

Merry Christmas from me and @ccotterell89 #oysterbox

A photo posted by Joe Root (@root66) on

Root played a massive role in their much-needed win against South Africa in the second game of the tournament where England successfully chased down a massive target of 230 runs in their 20 overs. Root fired 83 runs from just 44 deliveries to steer his team to a scintillating victory.

Root has certainly made his run in the World T20memorable and may the lady luck brings him good fortunes and he continues to script more records. England are currently playing their third game against Afghanistan and have suffered a dramatic collapse, they need to win this game in order to stay alive in the tournament.