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Mark Taylor believes Joe Root can break Sachin Tendulkar’s Test run record

Joe Root was England’s hero once more as he led his team to victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s. Root, who was undefeated on 115, scored his 26th Test century and passed the 10,000-run barrier. He was also the joint youngest to accomplish so. Former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor feels the former England captain can break Sachin Tendulkar’s Test run record.

Root became the 14th hitter in Test history to achieve 10,000 runs. He is only the second Englishman after Sir Alastair Cook to achieve so. The right-handed batter made his England national team debut in 2012, and it took him less than a decade to attain the famous milestone.

The 31-year-old is garnering accolades from all quarters, including Mark Taylor, who believes Root has the potential to surpass Sachin Tendulkar, who accumulated 15921 runs in 200 Test matches during his stellar career.

Joe Root stepped down as captain after England lost the Test series against the West Indies earlier this year. The defeat came after a 4-0 thrashing by Australia in the Ashes. As England’s Test captain, he finished with the most matches (64) and wins (27) in his career. After his ‘Man of the Match’ effort against the Kiwis, the exquisite right-hander opened up about his five-year captaincy tenure.