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We drank for 10 hours after Ashes win at Nottingham, says Joe Root

London: Top order batsman Joe Root has revealed that the English cricket team didn’t leave Trent Bridge for 10 hours as they were partying in the dressing room and on the pitch with “plenty of drink swilling around” following their 3-1 Ashes victory over Australia that saw them reclaim the urn on August 8.

Joe Root
Joe Root

Australia lost the fourth Test at Trent Bridge by an innings and 78 runs. The visitors had earlier lost the first and third Tests and are trailing the five-match series 1-3.

“Celebrating wins is very special and, at Trent Bridge, we didn’t leave the ground until about 10pm, even though the match was over by midday,” Root was quoted as saying by Sunday Mirror on Saturday.

“As you can imagine there was plenty of drink swilling around in the dressing room and people were wearing as much champagne as they drank.” Root’s role in the celebrations was highlighted, as the Yorkshire star took to Sky mock pundit Bob Willis in the dressing room. “After the spraying was out of the way I couldn’t resist doing my Bob Willis impression, although quite a few people have told me it doesn’t sound anything like him. I’ll have to keep working on it,” he said.

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