Michael Vaughan believes Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most Test runs will be broken, and he believes England’s Joe Root is the man to do it.
During the Lord’s Test against New Zealand, the former England skipper Root scored his 10,000th Test run.
Before Michael Vaughan, former Australia skipper Mark Taylor had made similar comments, calling Tendulkar’s record “very achievable.” Root managed to score his 26th Test century on his way to 10K, to become only the second English batter to do that after Alastair Cook.
“Root has at least 5 years left in him, so I believe Tendulkar’s record is within reach. Root is hitting the ball as well as I’ve seen him bat in the last 18 months to two years. He’s in his prime, so if he remains healthy, he could hit 15,000 runs or more,” Taylor told Sky Sports.
‘If James Anderson can play until he’s 40, I believe Joe can as well’: Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan believes Tendulkar’s record for most Test runs will be broken, and he believes England’s Joe Root is indeed the guy to do it.
“Joe Root is England’s greatest ever – now Sachin Tendulkar must keep an eye on him,” Root wrote for The Telegraph.
“In my perception, Joe Root ranks alongside Graham Gooch as England’s finest batsman, and with his current form, he could break Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most Test runs.”
“He is still 6000 runs short of Sachin’s total, but he is only 31 years old, and if James Anderson could indeed play until he is 40, I believe Joe can as well. That’s how much he enjoys batting. He is determined. He is known as a cricket badger. You must be willing to wake up every day and think about batting.”
Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket after a 24-year career, holds the record for the most runs and centuries in ODIs and Tests, as well as being the most capped Test cricketer of all time, having played 200 games for India.