Yorkshire and England star Joe Root has received an MBE for his services to cricket.

The 33-year-old had previously been handed the award as part of the 2020 New Year’s Honours list.

It came after the former England cricket Test captain had helped his country win the 2019 ODI World Cup, with Eoin Morgan’ side sealing a dramatic victory over New Zealand in the final at Lord’s, after the match went to a Super Over.

Joe Root receives MBE

Yorkshire and England star Joe Root smiles after having been presented with his MBE on Wednesday, 12 June 2024.

Root had also been the leading run scorer for England during the tournament, finishing fifth in the rankings of the top run-scorers, scoring a total of 556.

He also made the team of the tournament, alongside team-mates Jason Roy, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.

Yorkshire and England star Joe Root was awarded the medal for services to cricket, following his heroics at the 2019 ODI Cricket World Cup.

The former England Test captain, who succeeded Alastair Cook in 2017 at the age of 23, also holds the record for the highest number of matches and wins as England’s Test captain.

Root made his first-class cricket debut for Yorkshire back in 2009 in a game against Essex and has since gone on to enjoy a glittering career, making his Test debut for England against India at Nagpur back in 2012.

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