Image Credit source: AFP/PTI
Former England captain Joe Root scored a century against New Zealand in the Lord’s Test, which was his 26th century in Test cricket and also completed his 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
Cricket legends and seasoned experts often say that when a player is in a good rhythm, he should make the most of it and try to get as many runs or wickets as possible, because when the form is gone, these runs Or wickets only come in handy at that time. This has been seen with many players and we have two of the best examples of this in recent times. On one side there is Virat Kohli, who has been struggling for big innings for the last two and a half years, but he had scored runs in 3-4 years before that. Another example is the greats of England Joe Root (Joe Root), who has scored a mountain of runs for the last one and a half years. The situation is that he has left his counterpart three other veterans far behind in such a time.
Former England captain Joe Root scored a century in the Lord’s Test on Sunday 5 June and with this England won over New Zealand. This was the 26th century of Root’s career and he also completed 10,000 Test runs. He became the joint youngest batsman to complete 10,000 runs along with his own former captain Alastair Cook.
Route Express that ran in 17 months
Root is following the same advice that was given in the beginning and this is known from the data for the last one and a half years. Joe Root’s Test record in January 2021 was something like this – 7823 runs and 17 centuries. By this time, his three other greats, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson were also around. Smith had 7449 runs and 27 centuries. Kohli had 7318 runs and 27 centuries, while Williamson had 7115 runs and 24 centuries.
Jan 13, 2021
Root – 7823, 17 100s Smith – 7449, 27 100s Kohli – 7318, 27 100s Kane – 7115, 24 100s
June 5, 2022
Root – 10,000, 26 100s* Kohli – 8043, 27 100s Smith – 8010, 27 100s Kane – 7289, 24 100s
— Prithvi (@Puneite_) June 5, 2022
The figures after this show what form Joe Root is in and how he is cashing in on it fiercely. After the end of the Lord’s Test, Root completed 10 thousand runs and now the figures of him and the other three giants are like this. Root – 10015 runs and 26 centuries, Kohli – 8043 runs and 27 centuries, Smith – 8010 runs and 27 centuries, Williamson – 7289 runs and 24 centuries.
Smith-Kohli and Williamson together are also behind Root
That is, in these nearly 17 months, Joe Root not only scored more than 2200 runs, but also scored 9 centuries. At the same time, Virat Kohli and Smith, known as century machines, could not score a single century. Same is the case with Williamson. Not only this, even after mixing the runs of all three, Joe Root could not be matched. Although, there is also a role to play in more Test matches, but despite this, Root has left other batsmen of his era far behind in every respect.