Ashes: Stars line up to hail another century for Sheffield's Joe Root

England batsman Joe Root celebrates his 100 not out against Australia during the First Investec Ashes Test at the SWALEC Stadium

England batsman Joe Root celebrates his 100 not out against Australia during the First Investec Ashes Test at the SWALEC Stadium

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England's golden boy Joe Root continued to do no wrong on day one of the Ashes as he posted 134 in Cardiff.

The Yorkshire batsman is fast developing into one of the sport's best run-makers and personalities on both sides of the boundary were impressed with him.

"Oh Root, Joe Root, Joe Root @joeroot05 - thank you for making an old man happy. #ashes" - Stephen Fry is full of admiration.

"Take a bow @joeroot05 outstanding century. #ENGvAUS #Ashes2015" - Ex-Australia all-rounder Marcus North.

"BOOOOM! Yet another 100 for the run machine. Brilliant @joeroot05. #Ashes2015" - Piers Morgan has no opportunity to call for a Kevin Pietersen recall.

"@joeroot05 class knock again. #thenewbradman" - Keane singer Tom Chaplin makes a lofty comparison.

"Well played @joeroot05 . What a talent!" - Gary Lineker on Twitter.

"@joeroot05 gu on Son!!!!" - Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure supports his fellow Sheffield man.

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