Cook: ‘It was an amazing moment’

"It is a very special day for me personally"

“It is a very special day for me personally”

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England captain Alastair Cook has revealed that “it was an amazing moment” when he surpassed his mentor Graham Gooch as the country’s all-time leading run-scorer in Test history.

Cook accomplished the feat just after lunch on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley when he struck a lovely square drive off the bowling of Tim Southee.

“It is a very special day for me personally,” Cook told Sky Sports. “I can’t really describe it, to be on top of the list. I don’t deserve to be there with the way I play.

“You don’t play for the records, but I know I needed 32 runs but to break the record, you want to do it with an innings (that matters). It was an amazing moment, very humbling.

“The last 18 months have been tough personally as a captain. A lot of stuff has gone on the last four or five months, but I have given time to my game and I feel like it is going well.”

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