(1/5) ALASTAIR COOK
This English Captain just crossed the 10,000 runs in Test Cricket and became the youngest one to do so breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s Record.
Those in the know were saying that the tall, dark and handsome Alastair Cook was destined for great things very early on, and on the Ashes tour of 2010-11, he came good on a host of promises, scoring an incredible 766 runs in seven innings to anchor England’s first series win in Australia for 24 years. In so doing, he went past 5,000 Test runs, having turned 26 on Christmas Day – the second youngest batsman to reach the landmark after Sachin Tendulkar. Two years later and further records had been broken as he became England’s leading Test century-maker – hitting No. 23 against India in Kolkata, his third in three matches – and the youngest player to pass 7000 runs.
It had seemed inevitable, from the moment he scored a hundred on debut against India in 2006, that he would have a prolific career and captain his country.
He is currently paying his 128th test match for England against Srilanka and has scored more than 10,000 career runs with twenty-eight 100s against his name and an average of 46.49 . The way he is going he can set all new record and benchmarks in England Cricket. Cook has also been hailed as one who will break the Tendulkar’s record of 15,942 runs in test cricket. Well, it’s a long way but Cook will be there some day as the greatest English Test Cricketer.
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