People love England captain Joe Root’s response to sledging by this Windies fast bowler

England cricket captain Joe Root’s gone viral with his response to apparent sledging by the West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel.

Root was on his way to compiling a century when he was involved in a war of words with the bowler. What Gabriel said wasn’t picked up by the on-field cameras, but what Root said in reply most definitely was.

And here’s what people made of it.

Later Root declined to elaborate on what had been said between the pair.

“Sometimes things are said on the field but they should stay on the field. I think they can sometimes be caught in the moment and not always say what you want to say or think you’re saying. I think you should leave it there.”