"I didn´t see it at the time but I saw it last night", Root told BBC Radio´s Test Match Special in an interview broadcast on Thursday.
However, the innings fell apart after Root (80) was run-out by a direct hit from Virat Kohli, who sent the England captain on his way with an elaborate celebration that featured blown kisses, a shush possibly for the crowd and an imitation of Root's own mic-drop celebration from the ODI series.
An article in the "Daily Telegraph", when Australia toured India for a four-match Test series in 2017, not only criticised Kohli but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him following the DRS controversy involving the then Australian skipper Steve Smith and compared him with the US President Donald Trump.
Kohli is widely regarded as one of the best stroke players in the world but his knock at Edgbaston was not about playing strokes as he left more than 40 balls alone.
On 97, Stokes dropped short and Kohli leaned back to punch the ball through point for four, before letting out a loud roar in celebration.
It was also the finish of a fourth-wicket stand worth 104.
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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with Virat Kohli after taking the wicket of England's Alastair Cook.
Nevertheless, it was England who had the most regrets come the close after Root won the toss on a typically good Edgbaston pitch.
Jennings picks up a single off the 2 delivery bringing Cook on strike. First, Bairstow played on off Umesh Yadav (1/56) and then Ashwin trapped Jos Buttler lbw for a two-ball duck as England were rocked out of their comfort zone. Every time England tried to build a partnership, Indian bowlers struck back and it resulted in regular wickets. Shami bowled an incisive spell after lunch, dismissing Keaton Jennings (42) and Dawid Malan (8) as India piled on the pressure in the second session.
At lunch, England were 83 for one. While all eyes were on Broad and Anderson, Curran turned up after the Indian openers had put on 50 runs for the first wicket and changed the course of the game.