By H.JanGra June 7, 2022
Joe Root became just the second England batter to score 10,000 Test runs during a match-winning hundred against New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday
The 31-year-old's typically composed 115 not out took England
who had been faltering at 69 for four, to a target of 277 and a five-wicket victory over the reigning World Test Championship winners with more than a day to spare
Root is often considered among modern cricket's "Big Four" batters together with Australia's Steve Smith, India's Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, the current captain of New Zealand.
Root succeeded Alastair Cook -- the only other England batter to have scored more than 10,000 Test runs -- as captain in 2017
Ben Stokes has succeeded Root in the captain's role
He is still 6,000 short of Sachin's total but he is only 31 and if James Anderson can play until he is 40 then I think Joe can too. He loves batting that much
He is driven. He is a cricket badger. You have to have it in you to wake up every morning and think about batting."