Joe Root's celebrations after his century against New Zealand
Joe Root’s celebrations after his century towards New Zealand (Photograph Supply: Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)

England group defeated New Zealand within the first Check at Lord’s final week, due to an impeccable century from their talisman Joe Root. The previous captain remained unbeaten on 115 and en path to his twenty sixth Check century, he reached the wonderful landmark of 10,000 Check runs. Shane Watson has backed the Englishman to get near Sachin Tendulkar’s file of most runs in Check cricket.

Root grew to become the 14th cricketer total and solely the second Englishman after Alastair Prepare dinner to the ten,000-run mark. Watson believes that the Englishman is prone to end as the highest run-getter among the many ‘Fab 4’ and is prone to get close to the information of Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar. Notably, Tendulkar completed with 15921 runs in Assessments whereas Ponting retired with 13378 Check runs to his identify.

“He’s nearly as good as anybody to have the ability to get as shut as he can. For positive, he’s acquired plenty of nice cricket in entrance of him, so I believe he’s going to get very shut. Simply by seeing the place Joe Root is true now, he’s the youngest one with Kane Williamson, who’s 31 as nicely. These two have nonetheless acquired a good option to go. I believe Joe Root goes to complete on prime. For the opposite guys, it is dependent upon how a lot cricket they proceed to play. They’ve nonetheless acquired plenty of cricket left in them,” Watson stated to Isa Guha on the ICC Evaluate present.

To see the Fab 4 on the peak of their powers is all the time particular: Shane Watson

The previous Australian all-rounder additionally remarked that Kohli and Smith, who’ve 8043 and 8010 Check runs respectively, will likely be up there amongst all-time run-getters. He additionally believes that the cricketing world has been fortunate to witness such high-caliber batters of their prime in the previous couple of years.

“Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, they will nonetheless churn out the runs for the subsequent three to 4 years. You by no means know, they’ll get proper up there with the all-time run-scorers as nicely. We’ve been very lucky to have these 4 in world cricket over the past six to seven years. To see them on the peak of their powers is all the time particular,” added Watson.