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
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 -
10,000 Runs and still counting ... Unbelievable achievement from the England Skipper ... #Cook— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 30, 2016
Congratulations to Alastair Cook on becoming the first Englishman to score 10000 test runs. It's an incredible achievement.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 30, 2016
10,000 is a lot of test runs. And Alastair Cook joins a list of very special cricketers. Understated, tough and very classy.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 30, 2016
Youngest to 10000 Test runs— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 30, 2016
31y-157d Alistair Cook in 229 inns
31y-326d Sachin Tendulkar in 195 inn (record shared with Lara/Sanga) #EngvSL