Why Joe Root Won’t Be Able To Break Sachin Tendulkar’s Record

The echoes of Joe Root catching up with Sachin Tendulkar’s record in Tests have never been louder than after his latest century – his 26th in Tests

Can Joe Root really break Sachin Tendulkar’s record?

There are two primary factors why English fans and pundits are championing Joe Root to go past Tendulkar: his age and his form

In terms of innings, Root has taken 218 innings – 10th among the 14 batters, with Tendulkar, Lara, and Sangakkara the fastest in 195 innings each

Root, 31 years and 157 days, is 5906 runs behind Tendulkar’s tally