Twitter erupts as Alastair Cook breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Test record | cricket | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Oct 19, 2017-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Twitter erupts as Alastair Cook breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Test record

England captain Alastair Cook became the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, breaking the record previously held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.

cricket Updated: May 31, 2016 11:43 IST
HT Correspondent
Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching 10,000 runs in Test cricket.(AFP Photo)

England captain Alastair Cook became the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, breaking the record previously held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Thanks to his unbeaten 47, Cook became the 12th batsman and the first Englishman to reach the 10,000 mark in history to reach the landmark.

He became the youngest to do so at 31 years and 157 days old, beating the previous record of Tendulkar, who accomplished the feat when he was 31 years and 326 days old.

Twitter was quick to congratulate him on his achievement and here are some of the tweets -