Former Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar, who was the founding member of the 10,000 club in test cricket, has hailed English opener Alastair Cook for achieving the feat of being the youngest player to cross this milestone and he believes that the English test captain is on track to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most runs in test matches.
“Cook can break Tendulkar’s record of Test runs. He has age on his side and England play more Tests,” Gavaskar told NDTV on Tuesday.
“Given the number of Tests England play every year and if Cook can hold on to his form in the next seven years, he can surpass Tendulkar,” said Gavaskar, the founding member of the 10,000 Test runs club.
Cook is the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in test matches and the 12th entry in the list of players accumulating more than 10,000 runs on the all time list. Cook is currently 5879 runs away from Tendulkar’s record who has 15,921 runs.