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Root thanks new cycling fitness regime for his ton on 100th Test match



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Joe Root revealed a new cycling regime was behind the tour de force innings that marked his 100th Test appearance on Friday.

Although the England captain was struck by a bout of cramp in sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin for six late on the opening day in Chennai – and had his opposite number Virat Kohli to thank for stretching out the muscle – he had already celebrated his 20th Test hundred and credits being fitter than ever for his remarkable form at the start of 2021.

‘I can assure you this is not a plug, but I invested in a Peloton and have been doing a lot of work on that. I have followed the programme that (fitness coach) Phil Scott puts together for us too, trying to make my back a little bit more manageable and my legs and backside a little bit

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