We are delighted that England Captain, Alastair Cook (98-03) recently became the youngest cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs. Aged 31 and 157 days, he is only the 12th player and the first Englishmen to reach the five-figure mark, so an incredible achievement! Alastair passed the milestone on the fourth day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Riverside, when he nudged the sixth ball off his legs for four, taking England into a 2-0 lead.

“Cook will be a top Test batsman and breaking records for a long time yet, there’s no sign of him fading,” said the former England captain Nasser Hussain. “His greatest thing is his stubbornness and taking the hard path. I really don’t think there’s ever been an England player mentally stronger than Alastair Cook. He’s got an authority and aura about him now, his captaincy has gone from strength to strength and you can’t argue with it. Cook’s record for England is fantastic.”

Read more about his remarkable achievement here.

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