Joe Root, a former England Test captain, has been in incredible form since January 2021, scoring 10 hundreds in the longest format.
To celebrate reaching 10,000 runs in the longest format, a silver bat was given to the No. 1 Test batsman on the ICC Rankings on Friday.
At the age of 31 years and 157 days, he became the co-youngest player to achieve 10,000 Test runs. Previously, the record was held solely by fellow countryman Alastair Cook.
The top three are Australian Ricky Ponting (33 years 163 days), South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis (33 years 133 days), and legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar (31 years 326 days).