Joe Root overtakes Ricky Ponting for most runs against India in Test cricket

Joe Root surpasses Ricky Ponting in being the highest run scorer against India in Test Matches in the ongoing 5 match Test series. Another milestone for the world class player.

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This current England team have been in great form in all formats of the game where in the last 5 years they have won two big trophies in international cricket. The 2019 World Cup and 2022 T20 World Cup are some of the biggest wins in England cricket right now. Even the Test format has seen a major change in the England team, with some fearless cricket played in what is known to be a game of surviving. This is definitely one of the golden eras for the Three Lions and they have proved their calibre in their national game.

One of the best players for England right now especially in the longest format is none other than Joe Root, who has been one of the greatest batters in the world right now. Root has currently played 136 Test matches and has scored more than 11000 runs with an average of almost 50. Root has played some exceptional knocks for his side where he has shown the right amount of elegance and a positive nature to his game. The 33-year-old batter will be remembered as one of the best batters England has ever produced right now.

Root surpasses Ponting

The ongoing Test match vs India might not have gone to plan for any of the England batters, but Root has achieved another milestone in the match. Root is now currently the highest run scorer against India in Test cricket with 2557 runs from 26 games with a phenomenal average of 60.88, proving why he is considered one of the best. With this, he has also surpassed the likes of former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting by 2 runs. These are big achievements for the former England skipper and he is still scoring runs as consistently as he can.

The journey of Root has really been something to marvel at by any English cricket fan with his ability to score big runs every time he steps into the field. The class and talent he has displayed are something everyone should admire even after he retires. He still has a lot of cricket left in him it will be great to see what else he has to achieve in the game. With players like Root England will always trust that they can win games out of nowhere. These are just some of the biggest milestones by Root and we hope to see even more in the future.

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