5 records of Sachin Tendulkar that Alastair Cook can break
Alastair Cook has his eyes set on Sachin's records. But which of them can he actually break?
Alastair Cook recently became only the 12th batsman to score more than 10,000 Tests. As he was the youngest member of that club, beating Sachin Tendulkar's record, there questions about what other record of Sachin's that the England captain might be able to break.
While some records in Tests, like most centuries against a particular team is not something that even Sachin has in his possession, what records could Cook realistically look to break?
So here are 5 records of Sachin Tendulkar that Alastair Cook can break:
#1 Most fifties in Tests
While everyone knows that Sachin holds the record for most Test centuries, some aren't aware of the fact that he holds the record for most fifties and most 50+ scores as well. While Sachin's record of 119 50+ scores and 51 centuries may be a long way away from Cook, whose respective numbers are 76 and 28, the record for most fifties might not be beyond him.
While Cook has a decent conversion rate, it is nowhere near as good as some of the greatest to have played the game. Which is precisely why, with 48 fifties, he has a decent shot of breaking Tendulkar's record of 68.
Although 20 more fifties may seem like a lot more to achieve, one look at his recent record suggests that he is on the way there. In the last four years, Cook has scored 19 fifties in Tests and all he needs to beat Tendulkar's record is to continue that impressive record until he decides to call it a day.