They responded to their own challenge in emphatic fashion, looking more unsafe with the ball and sharper in the field than the world's No 2-ranked one-day side, restricting India to 256 for eight, setting themselves up for a run chase they completed at a canter to clinch a 2-1 series victory, coming from behind after losing the opening match.
Once done by New Zealand's Grant Elliott after winning a Pakistan Super League match, it mimics the "mic drop" popularised by rappers and comedians who believe they have offered a statement so emphatic it can not be followed.
In the third and last match of the One Day International (ODI) series between Indian and England played at the Headingley, Leeds, the hosts registered a thumping eight-wicket win clinching the series 2-1. After 18 unsuccessful attempts across all formats, Root finally registered three figures in an innings at Lord's on Saturday, and then promptly followed it up with another in the third ODI against India to seal England's come-from-behind series victory.
India is set to play the ICC Cricket World Cup in England next summer and chief selector MSK Prasad had earlier said MS Dhoni will remain the team's first choice for his slot.
"I think this has an impact for the World Cup", Wood said.
Normally the most understated of cricketers on the field, Root said it was a spur of the moment decision as he got carried away by hitting a four to win the game taking him to exactly 100.
"It was a auto crash", he said.
"No, we are going to pick our best team and make sure we go into that series with the strongest squad".
And with England sources yesterday suggesting the opener was "70-30" not to play in the final match of three, Vince is in line to be drafted in as his replacement for his first ODI since 2016 in Bangladesh.
MS Dhoni, criticised for slow scoring at Lord´s, was caught behind off Willey for 42 off 66 balls. No matter where our Indian cricket team is playing, the Indian cricketers get an vast support from their Indian fans wherever they go.