Sachin Tendulkar’s record in danger… After Mark Taylor, now this legend also predicted
Who will break Sachin’s record
According to Michael Vaughan, Joe Root can break Sachin’s record of scoring the most runs in Tests. Speaking to The Telegraph, Vaughan said, “For me, Joe Root stands with Graham Gooch as one of England’s greatest batsmen and the way he is playing can surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most Test runs. He is still 6000 runs behind Sachin but he is only 31 and if James Anderson can play till the age of 40 I think Root can too. He loves to bat. He is one of those players. Those who think about getting up every morning and batting.”
Australian legend also predicted
Former Australian great batsman Mark Taylor also predicted in one of his statements that Root will definitely break Sachin’s record. Mark Taylor said, ‘Joe Root still has at least 5 years left in his Test career, so I think he can surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Root has been batting very well in the last one-and-a-half years and he is in the best time of his career. If he is not injured, then he has easily written more than 15 thousand runs in his career.
Sachin scored 15921 runs in 200 Tests
Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in November 2013, played 200 Test matches for India and scored a total of 15921 runs at an average of around 54. In 329 innings, the master blaster has 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries to his name. At the same time, former England captain Joe Root has scored a total of 10015 runs in 118 Test matches played so far at an average of 50. He scored 26 centuries and 53 half-centuries in this format. Recently, Root scored an unbeaten century in the fourth innings against New Zealand at Lord’s.
10 Hazari Route
Chasing the target of 277 runs, Root scored an unbeaten 115. Joe Root also became ‘Dus Hazari’ in Test cricket as soon as he scored a century during this innings. Root has become only the second batsman for England to cross the 10,000-run mark, a feat done by Alastair Cook before him, while becoming the 14th player to achieve this feat at the international level.