Joe Root is surely the best red-ball batsman at present without any doubt. He is slowly becoming the best Test batter of this generation. Recently, he reached the landmark of 11,000 test runs in Test cricket and become only the second English cricketer(after Sir Alastair Cook) and overall 11th player to do so. He also scored his 30th Test century in the first test match of the Ashes 2023.
Before this era, we all have to know Sachin Tendulkar who has amazed 100 centuries in his cricketing career and has been the greatest batsman of the 90s decade. In Tests, Sachin has also proved his worth to become the leading run-scorer in the format and has represented India in 200 Tests. But, do you know the stats of the cricketing GOD after 131 Test matches? Let's take a deep analysis. In this article, let's see who is the best after 131 Test matches in his career, is it Joe Root or Sachin Tendulkar?
After 131 Test matches, cricketing 'GOD' Sachin Tendulkar has aggregated 10,434 runs at an impressive average of 55.79. In those 131 games, he has recorded 35 hundred and in the rest of the games, Tendulkar has grabbed 16 centuries. He has ended with 51 centuries in his red-ball career.
For Joe Root, after 131 matches he is now on 11,168 runs. He has registered those runs at an impressive average of 50.76 and smashed 30 hundred in those games. At the present date, Root has added 58 half-centuries and also has five double-hundreds in his Test career. Take a fresh look below.
|Sachin Tendulkar||10,434 runs||55.79||35|
|Joe Root||11,168 runs||50.76||30|
In overall, Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in Tests as he aggregated 15,921 runs in 329 innings at an average of 53.79. The G.O.A.T has recorded 68 half-centuries and 51 centuries in his Test career. Meanwhile, Root is currently on 11,168 runs and may play for the next 4-5 years.
Will Root be able to go past the G.O.A.T? What's your opinion about it? Let us know in the comments.