England captain Alastair Cook on May 30 became the youngest cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs. In the process, he shattered Sachin Tendulkar’s 11-year-old record.
To make the achievement even more memorable, Cook brought up the milestone with a four on the leg-side and then went on to salute the England balcony when he crossed the milestone.
He is also the 12th player in cricket history to cross 10,000 runs, and is only the second opener to do so.
Besides Cook and Sachin, other legends to have crossed the 10,000 runs milestone are Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, Sunil Gavaskar, Jacques Kallis, Allan Border, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Steve Waugh.
Cook went on to make 47 not out in the match and lead England to victory by nine wickets.