SL v ENG: The England cricket team started with a win on the England tour of Sri Lanka. The visiting team defeated hosts Sri Lanka team by 7 wickets in the first Test match played in Gaul to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. In this match, England captain Joe Root hit a double century, while Dom Bess and Jack Leach took 5-5 wickets.
… England team had returned home then
In the midst of all this, Root won his heart with his behavior. Actually, a fan of England was waiting to see his team playing in Sri Lanka for the last 10 months. The 2-match Test series between Sri Lanka and England was to be held in March last year but was postponed due to Coronavirus lockdown and the visiting team returned home.
Louis did not get entry into the stadium
After this, a fan named Rob Lewis remained in Sri Lanka. And now when the first Test between the two teams was played at the Gaul International Stadium from 14 January, it did not get an entry in the stadium. In order to protect the players, they have to stay inside the bio bubble.
Match seen from Gaul Fort
Luis was enjoying the match from Galle Fort. Root spoke to this fan on the phone and thanked him. After the match, Root was seen talking to Luis on the phone from inside the ground, whose video has been uploaded by England Cricket on his official Twitter handle.
Root said while talking on the phone, ‘Hello how are you brother. It is very nice to see you standing on the fort and talking. I want to say on behalf of our entire team that we appreciate your support. Your journey has been fantastic and we all want to thank you for this.
The second and final Test match of the series between England and Sri Lanka will be played in Gaul from 22 January.