Former England batter Nick Compton believes that Joe Root can break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most Test runs.
Joe Root Can Break Sachin Record – Nick Compton
Sachin Tendulkar who announced his Test retirement on November 16, 2013 ended his career with a whopping 15,921 test runs which includes 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries.
The legendary Indian cricketer is the only player to score more than 15,000 Test runs and leads the list for most Test runs. Sachin’s record in Test cricket seems to be mammoth till Joe Root surpassed the 10,000 run mark in Test format.
South Africa-born Compton, who played 16 Tests for England between 2012 and 2016, said that Root will have to maintain his current form without his runs drying up.
“I think he can. He’s young and is right up there with Tendulkar in terms of runs scored at 31,” Compton was quoted as saying by a global sports content platform. “Barring a loss of fitness or a major injury, it’s hard not to see someone playing like him scoring runs.”
It is worth mentioning that Joe Root is the only active player to score more than 10,000 Test runs as of now. Many cricket experts believe that the 31-year-old Joe Root has the age and capabilities to beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most Test runs.
“Joe is an incredible player. When you think of his consistency, he scores runs every time he bats. I think there will come a point when the runs dry up or he has a tough series,” said the 39-year-old retired all-rounder.
“Between now and Tendulkar’s record, if he can keep going like this, he’ll get there. If there’s a big slump in his form, how will he respond and get through that? That will be the next big challenge for him. At the moment, there’s nothing stopping him. It would be an amazing achievement if he breaks Tendulkar’s record.”
Joe Root have scored 10,285 runs at a average of 50.17 from playing 121 matches so far. Joe Root has already surpassed the Sunil Gavaskar, Geoffrey Boycott, Younis Khan and Hashim Amla for most Test runs.