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Australian batters react to Joe Root’s 10000-run milestone

Australian batters, Steve Smith, David Warner praise Joe Root after the latter reached the milestone of 10,000 Test runs.

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Steve Smith: (Image Source: Twitter)

Former England skipper, Joe Root completed 10,000 Test runs on Sunday during the first Test of the three-match series between England and New Zealand. In pursuit of a 277-run total, Joe Root hit a sensational match-winning century on Day 4, helping the team win the match by 5 wickets.

England at one stage looked in trouble at 159 for 5. However, Joe Root then stitched an unbeaten 120-run partnership with Ben Foakes for the 6th wicket, helping the team win the first Test and take the early lead. In the same match, Root also completed 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

With that, he also became only the second England player to cross 10,000 runs in Tests. He reached the milestone with a flick off Tim Southee in the 77th over. Several former Indian cricketers also took to Twitter to heap praise on the English cricketer. The likes of Sourav Ganguly and Wasim Jaffer also praised Root on the social media app.

The present Australian cricketers such as David Warner, Steve Smith, and Marnus Labuschagne also took their social media handles to praise the modern-day sensation in Test Cricket. David Warner shared a picture on his Instagram handle and wrote “Fantastic Achievement. Steve Smith also shared the post on his Instagram story and wrote, “Congratulations Joe Root. Great achievement”

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Manus Labuschgane shared an ESPN Cricinfo “Amazing achievement” Root wrote in the post.

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In his international cricket career so far, Joe Root has scored 10,015 runs in 118 Tests at 49.6. He has 26 tons and 53 fifties in his international cricket career.

Besides, he has also represented England in 152 Tests, scoring 6109 runs at an average of 51.3. Besides, in 32 T20 internationals, he has managed to score 893 runs at an average of 35.7. He has 16 centuries in ODIs.

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