England Test skipper Joe Root is considered to be among the classiest players to emerge from his country. Although his ordinary conversion rate has often attracted criticism over the years, Root remains one of the most prolific English cricketers.
Barring his excellence with the bat, Root’s facial features have frequently prompted comparisons with prominent American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Talking about this topic, Root claimed that his resemblance with Ellen has been used by opposition players to sledge him.
“I’ve been called Ellen DeGeneres on a number of occasions over the course of my career. I think there’s a likeness there,” Root admitted in a chat with BBC Radio One. The right-handed batsman also revealed his teammates used ‘Ellen’ as a nickname for him for some time.