Alastair Cook becomes youngest to 10,000 Test run club: Luminaries congratulate the England skipper

Monday saw history being etched at Chester-le-Street when Alastair Cook became the first-ever English batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. In doing so, he also became the youngest cricketer to reach the elite five-digit club. Before him the record belonged to Sachin Tendulkar.

Cook is 31 years and 157 days old, and has taken 127 Tests and 227 innings to create this record. Having made his Test debut at Nagpur in 2006, Cook has been a mainstay for England for over a decade now, scoring 28 hundreds. Guiding England to another Test win against Sri Lanka, Cook during his stay at the crease also became the highest run-scorer for England as a captain. WATCH: Moeen Ali’s ripper to send back Lahiru Thirimanne

Luminaries from cricket fraternity congratulated the English captain for his incredible feat. We congratulate Cook for his achievement and bring you some of the best congratulatory tweets.