England captain Alastair prepare dinner insisted India batting brilliant Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time file for check runs had but to come into his attractions despite the fact that he had handed one mark set with the aid of the ‘Little master’.
cook have become the twelfth participant in history to attain 10,000 check runs throughout England’s 9-wicket win inside the 2nd take a look at towards Sri Lanka at Durham to take an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-healthy series ahead of Thursday’s third check at Lord’s.
The left-handed opener turned into also the first Englishman to reap the feat and, at 31 years and 157 days, the youngest to get to the landmark, breaking Tendulkar’s record by way of extra than five months.
prepare dinner (10,042 runs in 128 exams) is, however, nearly 6,000 runs brief of retired superstar Tendulkar’s record aggregate of 15,921 runs from 2 hundred tests.
the england skipper has 28 take a look at hundreds to his name, along with his runs having come at a mean of forty seven, while Tendulkar bowed out with a document 51 centuries at a median of nearly 54.
“Six thousand runs is a protracted manner away,” cook, speakme at Lord’s, said Wednesday. “It became set with the aid of an extremely proficient genius. i am no genius and Tendulkar is, so that could be a lengthy manner ahead.
“I need to play for England for so long as i’m able to and in the interim i am without a doubt playing it. i’m definitely prompted and hungry and in which that takes me who is aware of.”
prepare dinner brought: “i have by no means lived my existence by means of announcing in which I need to get to publicly. In non-public you have got some goals you need to attempt to acquire, however in the intervening time a lot of my dreams are very immediately with this England group and as a captain that takes me faraway from private milestones as a batter.”
although India hero Sunil Gavaskar, the primary guy to score 10,000 test runs, stated last week that prepare dinner had it in him to set a brand new combination file for maximum test runs because of his age and the reality that England play more video games over the lengthy format than many different countries.
red ball worries
Following the Lord’s finale towards Sri Lanka, England will take on Pakistan in a 4-take a look at collection.
England will then excursion Bangladesh and India, wherein they will play a total of 7 assessments.
None of those suits can be day/night contests.
Australia and New Zealand broke new ground with a day/night test at the Adelaide Oval overdue final yr and Cricket Australia have now confirmed another such match against South Africa, additionally in Adelaide, for November.
however with Ashes matches among England and Australia well supported, prepare dinner stated international cricket’s oldest contention could stick with traditional hours.
“lots of the video games have in reality true attendances, and it’s probably no longer a series where you need to do it exactly at this time,” he defined.
however, cook additionally stated: “My widespread view of day-night tests is that they may be surely something cricket authorities need to hold looking at — as it’s the manner to maintain the game moving with the times, making it extra viable for spectators to come and watch.
“My trouble with it’s far the first-rate of the pink ball (used beneath lights due to the fact the same old red one is deemed too hard to sight).
“No disrespect to the guys who make it — however on the 2 occasions i have performed, it would not seem to behave the equal manner as the pink ball.”
prepare dinner stated his situation turned into that day/night furniture should, as matters stand, be too frequently determined via the fate of the crew batting on the ‘wrong’ time.
“it is one of the awesome matters approximately check cricket – occasionally the ball swings conventionally, every now and then it reverses.
“On my two activities with the crimson ball, it failed to do any of that – after which it nipped all over underneath twilight.
“The high-quality of the ball is important.”