first_imgFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar had backed Alastair Cook to break Sachin Tendulkar’s aggregate of most Test runs after the England skipper broke one of the Little Master’s long held record last week but the England skipper played down the hype and said he had a long way to go before another Tendulkar record came to his sight.Cook became the youngest to breach the 10,000 run mark in Tests last week during England’s nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Durham to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.The final Test starts at Lord’s today.Cook, who became the first Englishman and 12th batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, also became the youngest at 31 years and 157 days, beating Tendulkar by five months by months .Cook currently has 10,042 runs in 128 Tests while Tendulkar finsished with 15,921 runs from 200 Tests.”Six thousand runs is a long way away,” Cook said at Lord’s. “It was set by an incredibly talented genius. I’m no genius and Tendulkar is, so that is a long way ahead.”I want to play for England for as long as I can and at the moment I’m really enjoying it. I am really motivated and hungry and where that takes me who knows.”Cook has scored 28 hundreds so far while Tendulkar amassed as many as 51 from 1989 to 2013, when he finally quit international cricket after an emotional two-Test series against West Indies.last_img

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