England’s test skipper, Alastair Cook might surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of becoming the youngest batsman to score 10,000 runs in test cricket when England will take on Sri Lanka in Leeds on 19th May.
Cook has 9,964 runs to his name so far in the international test cricket, he will have to score just 36 runs in the test against Sri Lanka to break Sachin’s record.
The Little Master achieved this feat in 2005 against Pakistan at Kolkatta, when he was a little more than a month away from getting 32 years old. Whereas, Alastrair Cook is just 31 years and 131 days old at the moment. He will be around five months younger if he reaches the landmark against Sri Lanka.
Cook will only be the youngest to score 10,000 runs, the fastest to reach this milestone in terms of innings are Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Kumara Sangakkara, who got there in 195 innings, while Australian legend, Ricky Ponting is the second fastest with 196 innings. Cook has 226 innings already to his name.
Alastrair Cook has got his form back after 2015, he had a miserable time during the span of 2013 to 2015, where he couldn’t score a single century. Now, he is once again looking in a fine touch.