Alastair Cook playing his 114th test match became the highest test run scorer for England team. He is the caption of England which is being playing against New Zealand presently.
The 30-year-old left-hander drove New Zealand’s Tim Southee to the cover boundary after lunch on the second day of the second Test at Headingley to pass Graham Gooch’s 8,900 runs for England.
Cook, playing his 114th Test, raised his bat to all corners of the ground as he received a standing ovation from a packed crowd basking in warm sunshine.
Gooch, 61, has had a major influence on Cook’s career in his role as England batting coach and his strong links with Essex, the county Cook plays for and who Gooch represented from 1973-1997.
Cook is now 13th on the list of Test cricket’s leading run-scorers. India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is on the top of the standings with 15,921 runs.
Alastair Cook has been one of the best batsman England has ever had. He has taken the England cricket to certain desired heights in world cricket and he is also a successful captain of England.