Root has surpassed the 1,500-run mark against India in Test cricket. This was his fifth Test ton against Team India. Root, now has 20 Test centuries under his belt, and has equaled the likes of former England stalwarts Graham Gooch and Ken Barrington (20 each).
Notably, Root has become the ninth batsman in world cricket to score a century in the 100th Test match. He joins the likes of Colin Cowdrey, Javed Miandad, Gordon Greenidge, Alec Stewart. Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ricky Ponting (2 X 100s), Graeme Smith, and Hashim Amla.
This was Root's ninth Test century outside England. He now has two Test tons in India. This was his third century in this calendar year (2021). He has raced to nine Test centuries as captain.