Cricket was born in England but apart from Cook, none other Englishmen has ever achieved this great feat. The country still doesn't have that many greats when we talk about batting numbers.

Cook became the first English and the youngest player to achieve this coveted milestone. While the cricketing world is celebrating his accomplishment, let us take a look at batsmen who have scored 10,000 Test runs in the past:

              
Sachin Tendulkar (India): 15,921

Ricky Ponting (Australia): 13,378

Jacques Kallis (South Africa): 13,289

Rahul Dravid (India): 13,288

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka): 12,400

Brian Lara (West Indies): 11,953

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies): 11,867

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka): 11,814

Allan Border (Australia): 11,174

Steve Waugh (Australia): 10,927

Sunil Gavaskar (India): 10,122

Alstair Cook (England): 10,042

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