Forty Funniest Cricketers of All Time
37. Joe Root
Some people are funny because they say and do funny things. Others appreciate the funny things in the world around them and their infectious joy makes the original thing even funnier.
Joe Root is a man from the latter camp. No matter what funny thing happens, Joe's presence will invariably make it funnier.
Alastair Cook getting hit in the nuts with a cricket ball is funny.
Joe Root laughing at him writhing in agony is even funnier.
Stuart Broad destroying Australia for 60 in the first innings of a must-win Test is funny.
Joe Root having a giggle fit when Cook mentions 'Stuart Broad's length' is even funnier.
David Warner being suspended and sent to Zimbabwe after inexplicably deciding to drunkenly defend the good name of Hashim Amla by punching an opposition player who may or may not have been wearing a fake beard in an inappropriate fashion in a bar is funny.
The opposition player being the cherubic Joe Root is even funnier.
By functioning as a humour multiplier, like some kind of funny cricketing version of a perfectly executed combo in Mortal Kombat, Joe Root is the 37th funniest cricketer of all time.