- On Sunday, Joe Root reached a new milestone by scoring 10000 runs in the longest format
- Joe Root became the second batsman after Alastair Cook to achieve such a milestone
- On the achievement made by Joe Root, former Australian player made a big statement
- The former English player Nasser Hussain referred Joe Root as the world-class player with fluency and Rhythm
Currently the New Zealand vs England open test at Lord’s just finished, and also a one more milestone was achieved during the match. On Sunday, with help of Joe Root’s unbeaten century of 115* made a lead by winning it in the 3 match test series and also became the second player after Alastair Cook to achieve 10,000 runs in the longest format.
Following the updates from the match including the heroic innings of Joe Root, the Australian former captain Mark Taylor while speaking with the Sky Sports made a big statement saying,
“Root has minimum five years left in him, so I think Tendulkar’s record is very achievable”
“Root is batting as well as I have ever seen him bat over the last 18 months to two years. He is in the prime of his career, so there is 15,000 runs-plus for him if he stays healthy,”
Another legendary and former English team captain, Nasser Hussain also came forward praising Root for his outstanding innings and referring him as class player. He said while speaking to Sky Sports,
“He has always looked a world-class player. His technique is pretty much what it was, he has straight rhythm and fluency to his game. There is a whole heap of runs left in him.
“(Getting to 10,000 Test runs) is a special day and one he thoroughly deserves after everything he has been through the last couple of years as England captain – Covid, bubble life and losing Test matches.”
“He must have felt like the weight of the world was on his shoulders. Everything to do with English cricket was knocking at his door.”
It was not only the two above who spoke highly of Joe Root but other high profiles such as P Chidambaram, the former attorney and current MP, who said,
“The way Joe Root and Ben Stokes batted and took England to victory against New Zealand is a fine demonstration of responsibility, discipline and character”
Joe Root himself after achieving such a big milestone revealed the toll test captaincy took saying,
“It had become very unhealthy relationship, the captaincy and me. It had started to take a bad toll on my own personal health.