Alastair Cook on target to go for Sachin Tendulkar's records, says Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen lavished praise on Cook for his consistent scoring. "His first series was against India away and we beat India. He's done exceptionally well, his cricket just keeps getting better and better," he said.

updated: June 27, 2013 12:13 IST
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London: Alastair Cook is over 8,000 runs behind Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket but Kevin Pietersen believes his England captain is on target to challenge the veteran Indian's numbers and break every record that has been set.

"For me he's the right man to lead England, he's doing a great job for us and he will continue to get better and better and break every record anyone's ever set, certainly in the English game. He's on target to go for Tendulkar's numbers, if you look at the numbers and look at his age," Pietersen was quoted as saying in an interview with Darren Gough on 'Talksport'.

The 28-year-old Cook is 8,313 runs behind the 40-year-old Tendulkar in the overall standings with the Indian's 15837 Test runs being over 2000 more than nearest rival Ricky Ponting, who has retired.

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