Cricket world reacts as Sheffield's Joe Root is confirmed as England's Test captain

It may have been one of the worst-kept secrets in cricket history, but that hardly dampened the fanfare that greeeted Joe Root's appointment as England captain earlier today.

Monday, 13th February 2017, 12:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:19 am
Sheffield's Joe Root

The 26-year-old Sheffield Collegiate product has been groomed for the top job since taking over as vice-captain of the Test side in 2015, and was officially confirmed as Alastair Cook's successor this morning. Here is how the cricket world reacted on Twitter.

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