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Joe Root argued to break Sachin Tendulkar’s test record after surpassing 10,000 in format |  Cricket News


“Joe Root still has at least five years ahead of him, so I think Tendulkar’s record is definitely achievable,” said former Australia captain Mark Taylor. Root – whose unbeaten 115 guided England to victory over New Zealand at Lord’s – ‘loves to hit’ and will keep playing as long as he has ‘energy’

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See the best of Joe Root’s 26th Test century, as he completed 10,000 runs in the format and led England to victory over New Zealand at Lord’s

See the best of Joe Root’s 26th Test century, as he completed 10,000 runs in the format and led England to victory over New Zealand at Lord’s

Joe Root could surpass Sachin Tendulkar as the all-time leading goalscorer in Test history.

That’s the view of former Australia captain Mark Taylor after Root became the 14th man – and England’s second, after Sir Alastair Cook – to hit the 10,000 tries milestone.

Root hit the record at exactly the same age as Cook – 31 years, 157 days – in his decisive 115 not game for England in the first LV= Insurance Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.

The former England skipper is now 5,906 short of Indian great Tendulkar’s total of 15,921 tests.

taylor said sky sports“Root still has at least five years ahead of him, so I think Tendulkar’s record is completely achievable.

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Root told Sky Sports the England captaincy had an ‘unhealthy effect’ on him before stepping down from his role

Root told Sky Sports the England captaincy had an ‘unhealthy effect’ on him before stepping down from his role

“Root is hitting as well as I’ve seen him in the last 18 months as a two-year-old. He’s at the peak of his career so he’s got over 15,000 points going for him if he stays healthy.”

Mel Jones reckons “maybe 16 or 17,000” tests are achievable for Root now that he no longer has to deal with the pressures of the captain.

Hussain: Root has ‘a whole bunch of tracks in him’

Root has scored 2,192 points in his last 21 Tests, dating back to January 2021, with nine centuries averaging 56.20.

Sky Sports’ Nasser Hussain added of Root: “He’s always looked like a world class player. His technique is pretty much what it was, he’s got a rhythm and an ease in his game. He’s got a whole bunch left points.

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Watch when Root hit 10,000 tests

Watch when Root hit 10,000 tests

“[Getting to 10,000 Test runs] is a special day and one he richly deserves after everything he’s been through in the past two years as England captain – Covid, life in a bubble and losing Test matches.

“He must have felt like the weight of the world was on his shoulders. Everything about English cricket was knocking on his door.”

Root is now hoping to help new skipper Ben Stokes and manager Brendon McCullum revive a side that had won just one of 17 Tests before the five-wicket win over New Zealand.

“It’s fantastic,” Root said after his breakthrough day.

“[But] for us to have won this test match after so long is the greatest feeling of it all. It’s been a tough road, but hopefully we can use it as a step forward as a band.

Joe Root argued to break Sachin Tendulkar’s test record after surpassing 10,000 in format |  Cricket News

“Mr. Dependable,” Joe Root, stood up. To score one hundred 10,000 runs – which player and which man.

Ben Stokes on Joe Root

Root: I will do everything I can to help England

“You look at the number of times Ben has won us games under my captaincy and this is a great opportunity for me to give back to him in that regard.

“It’s a big motivator. I’ll never be Ben Stokes, I can never do what he did, but I’ll try to do it my way.

“I love hitting and I want to keep trying for as long as possible, score as many points as possible, help us win as many test matches as possible. As long as I have the energy and the motivation, I will keep going. to do that.

“I love the group of players and couldn’t wish for a better person to lead this team than Ben. I will do everything I can to help him win games and see us back to being a successful Test team. “

Watch day one of the second LV=Insurance Test between England and New Zealand, at Trent Bridge, live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 10am on Friday.




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