Sports

Former Australia captain says Root can break Tendulkar’s Test Record

Tendulkar, cricket’s most prolific international run scorer, has a total of 15,921 runs in the game’s longest format.

England defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the series opener at Lord’s, with Joe Root scoring a match-winning century in his first Test after stepping down as captain. In the first session of Day 4, Root hit an unbeaten 115 off 170 deliveries as England chased down a challenging 277-run target. The hosts have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with this victory.

When Root arrived in the middle, England was two down and only had 32 points on the board. A 90-run stand between Root and new England captain Ben Stokes, on the other hand, helped England get their house in order. Before being caught behind by Kyle Jamieson on 54, Stokes completed his half-century (110).

Root and wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes then put on another 120-run stand, with the latter scoring 32 runs.

Root
Root

Former Australia captain Mark Taylor backed Root to overtake Sachin Tendulkar as Test cricket’s leading run scorer, despite the fact that the England batter is still nearly 6,000 runs short of the Indian legend’s total.

Read Also: Ajinkya Rahane’s Birthday Wishes: Ajinkya Rahane’s Top Test Performances

Root, 31, became the 14th batsman in Test history to reach 10,000 runs.

Tendulkar, cricket’s most prolific international run scorer, has a total of 15,921 runs in the game’s longest format.

“Root has at least five years left in him,” Taylor told Sky Sports, “so I believe Tendulkar’s record is very achievable.”

“Root is batting the best he’s ever batted in the last 18 months to two years.”

“He’s in the prime of his career, so if he stays healthy, he could hit 15,000 runs or more.”

Root, who stepped down as England captain this year, became the second England player to reach 10,000 Test runs, following former teammate Alastair Cook.

Read Also: India’s T20I squad: Who will play the role of the second spinner? Or is it the back-up starter?

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker