India vs England series should be called ‘Tendulkar-Cook Trophy’, Sachin is the biggest legend: Monty Panesar

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India vs England series should be called 'Tendulkar-Cook Trophy', Sachin is the biggest legend: Monty Panesar


Former spinner Monty Panesar has suggested that the Test series’ between India and England should be called ‘Tendulkar-Cook Trophy’.

Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Alastair Cook (Reuters Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India vs England Test series should be called ‘Tendulkar-Cook Trophy’: Panesar
  • Monty Panesar said that the two cricketers have scored highest runs for their countries in the Test format
  • Tendulkar is the biggest legend and we don’t have a series named after him: Panesar

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has come with an idea which is creating a lot of buzz among the cricket fans. The suggestion is related to the Test series between India and England.

Panesar, 38, who played an important role in his team’s Test series win during the 2012 tour of India, has suggested that the Test series between the two cricketing giants should be called ‘Tendulkar-Cook Trophy’.

Monty Panesar has also explained why should his suggestion be considered.

Both Sachin Tendulkar and Alastair Cook have scored most runs in the longest format of the game from their countries and also there is no trophy named after “biggest legend” Tendulkar, Monty Panesar has said.

While Sachin Tendulkar with 15,921 runs is Test cricket’s all-time highest run-scorer, Alastair Cook, scored 12,472 runs, the most from England in the format. The Indian legend retired in 2013, whereas, Cook bid adieu to the sport in 2018.

Fans had mixed reaction to the suggestion. Some said that it should rather be called ‘Botham-Kapil Trophy’, while some wanted it to be named as ‘Kohli-Root Trophy’.

“Why not Bhajji-Panesar Trophy,” one fan asked and Panesar made a very valid point when he responded to the question.





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