Former England skipper Joe Root becomes the joint-youngest to reach the 10,000 Test runs mark against New Zealand on Sunday at Lord's. Meanwhile, he also becomes the only second player from England to feature on the elite list of 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
Joe Root reached the milestone against New Zealand in the first test of the series. It was Root's 26th Test hundred and first hundred while batting in the fourth innings. Moreover, Root also helped his team to win the first test while chasing in the fourth inning.
Root equals the record of Sir Alastair Cook, who reached the milestone at the same age as like Root. The second youngest on this list is no other than Cricketing GOD Sachin Tendulkar, who had reached the milestone at the age of 31 years and 326 days.
Now, let's take a look at the youngest player to reach the 10,000 Test runs.
31yrs 157d – Joe Root*
31yrs 157d – Sir Alastair Cook
31yrs 326d – Sachin Tendulkar
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N.B: Last Updated on 05/06/2022.