Alastair Cook reaches 10k milestone, youngest to achieve
Chester-Le: England skipper Alastair Cook became first Englishman and 12th overall to cross 10,000 runs mark in test cricket. In the process, he surpassed Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar after becoming a youngest player to reach 10,000 runs milestone which he reached in a game against Sri Lanka on Day 4 of the second Test match at the Riverside Ground here.
Cook, who is 31 years and 157 days old, bettered the feat of Sachin who accomplished it at the age of 31 years 326 days. Cook crossed the mark in his 229th innings of 128 Tests he played so far.
With this spectacular record, Cook joins the elite 10k runs club in the company of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Allan Border, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jacques Kallis
Cook, who had hit a ton on his debut against India in 2006, has 28 centuries registered with his name till now.