Joe Root’s hilarious birthday wish to James Anderson

Cricketers making fun of each other on social media has become a trend. First the Kevin Pietersen and James Faulkner banter, followed by Yuvraj Singh and Shoaib Malik one. England’s Joe Root is a prankster and how can he miss the opportunity to get involved. The young man’s prowess with the bat is well known but this time he shows that he can excel in humour too.

Root posted a funny video of his teammate James Anderson on Twitter on the day of his 33rd birthday.

Root and Anderson share a good friendly bond and are the two most important players in the England Test team. Anderson’s six wickets steered his team to a dominating position, while Root’s 63 bailed England out when they were in troubled waters. It will be interesting to see how Anderson reacts to this delivery from Root.