ENGLAND batsman Joe Root is making an audacious bid to be recognisable to normal people.
The Yorkshire player, who followed a century earlier this week with an excellent catch today, hopes to become the one cricketer in every generation who Britons have heard of.
He said: “An unbroken line of cricket players vaguely familiar when they appear in Shredded Wheat commercials stretches behind me.
“From WG Grace to Geoffrey Boycott to Ian Botham, the public is willing to remember the name of a cricketer every ten years, and I believe it is my time.
“And once I am known I will never be forgotten, even though all of my achievements are. Just ask Freddie Flintoff.”
Housewife Francesca Johnson said: “Joe Root. Got you. I’ll remember that for Strictly in eight years time.”