CHESTER-LE-STREET: English test captain, Alastair Cook has achieved the feat of being the youngest batsman to reach the 10,000 mark.
Cook reached this hallmark against Sri Lanka in the second test of the series at Chester-Le-Street, he is 31 years and 157 days old at the moment.
The Englishman has broken the record of Indian batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar, who scored his 10,000th run when he was 31 years and 326 days old.
Cook is now the youngest to reach score 10,000 runs, but, not the fastest as this record is still held by the Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar along with Brian Lara and Kumara Sangakkara who got there in 195 innings.
He has also taken the fewest days to score 10,000 runs since his debut shattering India’s Rahul Dravid’s record. He accomplished the goal in 10 years and 90 days, while Dravid did it in 11 years and 283 days.
Alastair Cook is the first man Englishman to have 10,000 runs to his name in the test cricket, however, he is the 12th international player to so.