Cook surpasses Sachin’s record, becomes youngest to score 10,000 test runs
During the 4th day of the second test match which is played between England and Sri Lanka as a part of a test series composed of 3 test matches has recently given us a record breaker in the form of England’s captain Alastair Cook who happened to become the youngest player and the first English player to score 10,000 Test runs on Monday.
Alastair Cook achieved the milestone in the fourth day of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Cook, who is 31 years, five months and five days old, broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the youngest to score 10, 000 runs.
Sachin Tendulkar had set the record when he was 31 years, 10 months and 20 days back in 2005.
The Essex lad was just five runs away before England came out to chase Sri Lanka’s target of 79. The England captain got to the milestone with a boundary which comes off as in style.
The Englishman became the 12th player to score 10,000 Test runs in the history of the game.
The eleven players who are part of the exclusive 10,000 club include, Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, Sunil Gavaskar, Jacques Kallis, Allan Border, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Steve Waugh with an addition of the English Skipper, Alastair Cook now.