'Unflappable' Cook praised for record tally of centuries
Alastair Cook was showered with praise after becoming the first England batsman to score 23 Test hundreds yesterday.
The 27-year-old set another landmark figure by becoming the youngest player from any country to score 7,000 Test runs, during the second day of the third Test against India in Kolkata.
Cook, pictured, was unbeaten on 136 yesterday with England 216 for 1, trailing India by 100.
"Unflappable is a good way to describe him," said Nick Compton, who made his first 50 in a 165-run stand with Cook. "He's tough. There's not a huge amount said in the middle but I feel like I've got a really good bond with him."
Geoffrey Boycott said Cook's feat of breaking the 73-year-old record for England centuries was inevitable. "I don't think it'll be such a big deal to him, to pass Wally Hammond, Colin Cowdrey, myself and Kevin Pietersen," said Boycott. "He's going to get a lot more unless he suffers some serious illness or injury."
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