Joe Root:

New Delhi:

Former England captain Joe Root is in his 34th year, but has already achieved the status of greatness.

And the question from here is how high will his level of greatness go from here.

And on the first day of the fourth Test against India, which started at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi, the former English captain took a step forward in this direction, when he scored the 31st century of his career.

In times of crisis,

Joe Root played an excellent innings when England lost five wickets for 112 runs.

And if the visiting team was successful in crossing the English three hundred mark on the first day, then Root was behind this with 106 runs scored from 229 balls with 9 fours.

However, with this century innings, Root collected the record above Super.

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And this feat of Joe Root is enough in itself to show how great a batsman he is because he has left behind batsmen like Gary Sobers and Viv Richards.

In fact, now the former English captain has become the foreign batsman who has scored the most centuries against India. 

Root became king!

After an unbeaten inning of 106 runs.

Root has become the batsman who has scored the most centuries against India.

This was his tenth century against India, which came in 52 innings, while former Australian captain Steve Smith is at second place in this matter by scoring 9 centuries in 37 innings.

And certainly considering Root's age, he can still score many more centuries against India. 

Three batsmen jointly at number three

There are three batsmen in history who have scored the same number of centuries against India.

And all three of them are unmatched and among the greatest of all time.

These include Ricky Ponting (7 centuries, 51 innings), Viv Richards (8 centuries, 41 innings) and Sir Gary Sobers (8 centuries, 30 innings).

Meaning, if innings are taken as a scale, then Sobers is at third place, Richards is at fourth place and Ricky Ponting is at fifth place.