England Captain Alastair Cook Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Test Record

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 | 0

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England’s Test skipper Alastair Cook became the youngest batsman to register 9000 runs in the longest format of the game after scoring a half-century against New Zealand on Tuesday.

With the 56-run knock, Cook surpassed legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s record by turning up as the youngest player to achieve the feat by a noticeable difference of 94 days.

According to Cricket Country, while Tendulkar crossed the 9000-run mark at the age of 30 years and 253 days, Cook accomplished the same in 30 years and 159 days.

This comes just days after Cook became England’s leading run-scorer in Test cricket, outshining Graham Gooch’s record.

It, however, didn’t turn out to be a glorious day for Cook and company, as Team England lost out to hosts New Zealand in the second Test match held at Leeds.



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