Captain Fantastic Cook

England cricket captain Alistair Cook set another record today as he scored an unbeaten 136 in the first Innings in the third test match against India.

Cook now has an amazing 23 test centuries to his name and becomes the best ever centurion to play for England.

More remarkable is the fact that he still has years ahead of him and that number will continue to soar.

In this amazing run of 86 tests to reach the milestone, he has also become the youngest ever player to reach 7000 test runs in International cricket, knocking Sachin Tendulkar off of the perch.

He remains joint 20th in the all time list of centurions but he still has time to climb that ladder too.

With today’s knock he also moves past former captain Andrew Straus in the list of most runs scored by an English batsman.

Graham Gooch still holds the record on 8900 so Cock is within 2000 of the mark and will surely go on to get closer to that record if not surpass.

It has been an amazing six years for Cook who scored 104 on his test debut against India in 2006.

He also scored five hundreds in his first five tests as England captain, a new benchmark for cricket in the northern hemisphere.

For Cook, the next few years could turn him into one of the best batsmen to ever grace the game of cricket.

 

 

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