A new history was made on cricket as Alastair Cook gets to passed 10,000 test runs – he is now considered as the youngest star who managed to do it within five months and five days. He gets to achieve the landmark during the second test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street.
Hard work pays off this is how Cook described the special moment in his life. The English cricketer gets to beat India’s legend Sachin Tendulkar who made it after 10 months and 20 days way back in 2005.
Scoring 10,000 goals is considered as a step-up in his career and a dream come true. Cook is now considered as a phenomenal batsman according to his coach Trevor Bayliss. The English star is now his country’s leading run-scorer. He has been in the said field for a century now, after he made a debut back in 2006. His 10years in the field have helped me earned the title that every cricket athlete wish for.
Cook is a well-known player – his labor gave him the privilege to become the captain of the club after six years. He also led England towards a series of wins over Australia on 2013 and 2015.
“He has been a fantastic servant to England and cricket in general, a great ambassador. To average 1,000 Test runs a year since debut is a phenomenal achievement. He’s been the rock of the England batting for a decade and I hope he goes on for a while.” His mentor Graham Gooch was happy with the achievement that he received.
Former cricket players have also congratulate him for a successful run, including Geoffrey Boycott the former batsman of the said squad. Cricket fans have also expressed their happiness through social media. Big names on the said field have also gave their opinion through twitter including crickets veteran broadcaster and for professional player Jonathan Agnew, and fellow England cricketer Paul Collingwood.
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