English skipper Alastair Cook has taken another step forward in his mission to break the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record. On the first day of the fifth Test against India at Chennai, he completed his 11,000 runs in Test matches.
Cook has become the 10th player in the history to go past that mark and the youngest ever as well. This is Cook’s 140th Test match.
Many reckon if there is anyone in the cricketing fraternity at this moment who can go past Sachin Tendulkar’s Test match run tally of 15,921 runs, it is Alastair Cook. With age and matches also on his side, the chances of him taking over the God of cricket are very high.
England plays more Test matches than anyone else in the world and Cook’s statistics are a testimonial to that. At the age of 31, he has already played 140 Test matches. If he can maintain his form and can continue for another 5-6 years, you never know what might happen.
For the moment, let’s not go too ahead and celebrate a fact that a modern day great has reached a well deserved mile stone. Here’s how Twitter reacted after he got to the 11,000 mark.
@NotCooky Great Achievement for Alastair Cook completed his 11000 runs in test
— praDyumna (@hrpradyumna) December 16, 2016
— MHA SPORTS NEWS (@mha_sports) December 16, 2016
— Aman Mahajan (@amanmj95) December 16, 2016
— Sibgat (@Msbgt) December 16, 2016
Alastair Cook becomes 10th batsman to complete 11000 Test runs. Phenomenal. Congrats!
— venkkiram (@venkkiram) December 16, 2016
— IAM AN INDIAN 🇮🇳 (@ABDVK17) December 16, 2016
Mahela Jayawardena (49.84) & Alastair Cook (46.61) are the only players with below 50 average in 11000+ Test Runs Club.#INDvENG
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) December 16, 2016
Alastair Cook – 11000 Test runs ! Fantastic achievement at a very young age ! Youngest to reach the milestone in Tests #INDvENG
— Danish Khan (@danishkhan_30) December 16, 2016
— VIKASH KUMAR (@vkc1000) December 16, 2016