Former Australia captain Mark Taylor believes Joe Root has a chance to break Sachin Tendulkar's Test cricket world record. He made the statement after the former England captain reached 10,000 runs in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on day four.
Sachin Tendulkar's total of 15921 Test runs, according to Taylor, is well within Root's grasp. In the first Test, his 26th century helped England beat Kane Williamson's side by 5 wickets.
After Alastair Cook, the 31-year-old became the second England player to reach 10,000 runs, and the fourth-fastest overall in terms of matches.
He was unbeaten on 115 as England completed a successful chase of 277 runs. “Root can play for another five years, so I think Sachin’s record is very achievable. Root is in the prime of his career, so there is 15,000 runs-plus for him if he stays fit.”
He accumulated 1708 runs in 15 Tests at 61 with six centuries in 2021.