Cook can eclipse Tendulkar record - Michael Vaughan
Former captain Michael Vaughan believes Alastair Cook can go on to surpass Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar's world record of most Test runs provided the Essex star adapts to the new culture of England dressing room.
Tendulkar, who went on to play 200 Test matches, ended up scoring 15,921 runs at an average close to 54 while smashing 51 centuries in it.
The only player in the list with a realistic chance of going past the former Indian captain is Cook, who is placed 10th in the list and has 11057 runs from 140 matches.
Recently, Cook decided to step down from England Test captaincy and Joe Root was named his replacement.
Being just 32 years, Vaughan believes Cook can achieve the milestone, if he fits into the new style of England cricket under Root.
"His [Cook] challenge will be arriving in an English dressing room few months time. Joe Root will be doing all the speaking and it will be different," said BT Sport’s Cricket expert Vaughan.
"The senior players will have to accept that the England dressing room will be different in the way they play, the field that will be set and those senior players particularly Alastair Cook, if he is fine, he could get Sachin Tendulkar's record."
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