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Mark Taylor: Joe Root can break Sachin’s record of 15,921 Test runs, the reason given for breaking the record

Mark Taylor on Joe Root: The great batsman of India, Sachin Tendulkar is called the God of Cricket. Tendulkar scored 15,921 runs in Tests during his career. There is no batsman around this record of Sachin Tendulkar, but a batsman can become a threat to this record of Master Blaster in future.

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Former Australia captain Mark Taylor believes that Joe Root can break Sachin’s record :-

Former Australia captain Mark Taylor believes that England’s charismatic cricketer Joe Root can surpass Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in Test match history.

Joe Root left the captaincy to focus on his batting :-

Root, who handed over the Test captaincy of England to all-rounder Ben Stokes to focus on his batting, scored an unbeaten century against Kane Williamson-led New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday. England have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

31 year old Joe Root has many years to break Sachin’s record :-

Guiding England to a morale-boosting victory, Root crossed the 10,000-run mark andbecame only the 14th cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs. Root has a total of 10,015 Test runs and is 5,906 behind Tendulkar, who scored 15,921 runs in a career of 200 Tests.

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Australian legend Taylor felt that at the age of 31, Joe Root had many more years left in Test cricket; saying Tendulkar’s record was ‘achievable’. “There is at least five years left at the root, so I think Tendulkar’s record is achievable,” Taylor said on Sky Sports.

Has become only the second player of England to score 10000 runs in Test cricket :-

Taylor said, ‘Joe Root is batting well. He is at the top of his career, so if he stays healthy, he can score more than 15,000 runs. England great Alastair Cook also praised the former Test captain and said on BBC Test Match Special; ‘I love Root’s batting.’ Root is only the second cricketer in his country to have scored 10,000 Test runs after Cook. Cook left international cricket in 2018, scoring 12,472 runs.

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