Will Joe Root top Sachin Tendulkar’s tally in the tests? Sunil Gavaskar shares his point of view

Joe Root has been in incredible form for England in the purest format since the start of 2021. Since then he has added another 10 tonnes to his centenary total on white and has equaled other Fab Four members such as Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. to now have 27 Test hundreds each. During the ongoing England-New Zealand Tests, Root was in sublime form and also passed the 10,000 run mark in the series opener at Lord’s.

Root has amassed a big two hundred in the NZ series so far and as a result has been applauded from all corners. Recently, the former England Test skipper also surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s number of runs in the format (10,112) after becoming only the 14th player overall and the second Englishman to reach the elusive 10,000 runs mark. . For the uninitiated, he is now the only active cricketer closest to the tally of Sachin Tendulkar (15,921), who remains the top scorer in Tests. So, Gavaskar opined on Root’s chances of overtaking the magic figure of SRT.

“It’s an insurmountable record because we’re talking about almost 6000 more runs, which means you’ll need to score around 1000 runs or 800 runs over the next 8 years to get there,” Sunil Gavaskar said during a interaction with India Today. . The Little Master, however, added that at 31, Root still had plenty of cricket on his side and therefore had a slim chance of hitting the target. “Joe Root has age on his side. He certainly can if he can maintain that enthusiasm and keep going,” added Gavaskar.

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At present, Root star England are embroiled in a humdinger of a second and penultimate Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. At lunch on the final day, England are 36 to 1 chasing a tough 299 run target set by the Black Caps led by Tom Latham. The series is currently led by England following their five-wicket win in the series opener.

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