Alastair Cook recently went passed Graham Gooch’s tally to become the leading run getter for England in tests. Cook though, didn’t display any exorbitant emotions and was calm despite scripting the new record. The southpaw rather lavished praises on Gooch and said that the England legend was his true batting mentor.

Cook passed the milestone when he crossed the score of 32 in England’s first innings against New Zealand at Headingley. Gooch was the original record holder for England for scoring the most runs in a test career as he had 8900 runs to his name in 118 test matches. Cook got to the mark in 114 tests. Incidentally, it was Graham Gooch, who was Cook’s first coach in his school days. 

 

The England test captain was overjoyed and was quoted saying, “It would be a lovely moment. I wouldn’t put myself anywhere near in his class but it would be a great moment,” said Cook.

“If I’m lucky enough to get that it will be a moment I’ll remember but if I am 30 not out it’s important in a game situation I go on and get a big score.”  Cook added, “I wouldn’t be here, or anywhere near here, without Goochie’s help, so it will be slightly strange if I do go past his record because without his hard work and dedication to me and my game, I wouldn’t have scored half the runs I would have done.”

“It’s a bit of a strange one. But there will only ever be one Graham Gooch. He’s England greatest-ever batsman,” concluded Cook.

This would boost Cook’s confidence big time just prior to the all important Ashes. 

  • SHARE

    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    Deepak Hooda, Pro Kabbadi League, Puneri Paltan, All-rounder, Telugu Titans,

    Pro Kabbadi League: Interview with Puneri Paltan Skipper and All-rounder Deepak Hooda

    From the hard-working part-time teacher to the Kabbadi professional – the sensational athlete in the form of Deepak Hooda has shown a remarkable improvement...

    England staring at defeat after Day 4 of 3rd Ashes Test

    Perth, Dec 17: England were struggling at 132/4 in their second innings at the end of a rain-interrupted fourth day in the third Ashes Test...
    india vs srilanka

    Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low score

    Visakhapatnam , Dec 17: India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International...

    Brazilian Vinicius to join Real Madrid after 2018

    Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17: Rising football star Vinícius Júnior who plies his trade for Brazilian club Flamengo on Sunday said he intends to join...

    Would like Barcelona to give us guard of honour: Ronaldo

    Abu Dhabi, Dec 17: Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he would like arch-rivals Barcelona to give Real Madrid a guard of honour when they clash...