Cook rated to be the best

Thursday, 27 June 2013 - 8:24

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Kevin Pietersen has marked his anticipated England comeback by boldly predicting that Alastair Cook has the ability to challenge Sachin Tendulkar's world-record number of Test runs.

 

Tendulkar, with 15’837 Test runs, is more than 2000 ahead of his nearest rival, Ricky Ponting - and he is not quite finished yet.

 

Cook remains 8000 adrift, although he has regularly matched Tendulkar at the same stage of his career, leaving Pietersen no doubt the record is within his compass.