The arduous process of self-isolation has been a blessing and a curse. Although we have more spare time than ever before, some are coping with quarantine better than others.

And two of England's World Cup winners are evidently losing their marbles.

England Cricket's Twitter account uploaded a video of paceman Mark Wood giving a dance tutorial in his backyard, which quickly went viral.

Wood explained another English cricket star challenged him to create the tutorial, which includes dance moves such as the worm, a body roll and the terrifying "sexy kitten".


"Joe Denly challenged me to do a dance video that he thought I couldn't do," Wood said.

"Well Joe, I have done it.

"My challenge is to you at home to have a go at your own dance moves or even try mine, see if you can do it."

Wood's video boasts over 232,000 views as of Sunday afternoon - it was inspired by English actor Joe Tracini, who uploaded a clip performing the dance routine on Wednesday.

Wood challenged Denly and teammate Liam Plunkett to share their own renditions - and the latter responded with a humorous dancing montage a few hours later.

Surrey cricketer Plunkett is filmed twirling a gymnast's ribbon in his backyard, skipping and frolicking to the iconic Chariots of Fire theme.

The video was captained: "Challenge Accepted. Here's some chariots of fire for your sexy kitten. An old school response to your new school of dance."

Wood and Plunkett collectively claimed four wickets during the unforgettable 2019 World Cup final at Lord's last year.


Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior labelled Plunkett's video "brilliant", while BBC broadcaster and Channel 7 cricket commentator Alison Mitchell uploaded her commentary to the clip.

However, the award for English cricket's most bizarre self-isolation video arguably belongs to bowler Alex Hartley, who shared a 15-second TikTok of herself to Twitter on Saturday.

Hartley has played 32 international matches for England, with best figures of 4/24. The Government's official Covid-19 advisory website