Former England cricketer Monty on Wednesday proposed that the series between India-England should be named after legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Alastair Cook.
The suggestion of ‘Tendulkar-Cook Trophy’ is a no-brainer as Cook is the leading runs scorer for England in the Test matches while former cricketer Tendulkar has scored the most runs in the red-ball format.
Panesar feels that since both the batsmen have scored the highest Test runs for their respective teams the series between India and England should be called “Tendulkar Cook trophy”.
“Eng v India test series should be called “Tendulkar Cook trophy ” because both have highest test runs for their countries, they played a lot against each other and we know Tendulkar is the biggest legend and we don’t have a series named after him. @englandcricket @BCCI #INDvENG,” Panesar tweeted.
Monty Panesar’s Tweet
Among the suggestions that followed one of the Twitter users suggested that the series can also be named after Panesar and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh. But the former England left-arm-spinner, on a lighter note, said it isn’t possible as he doesn’t have 300 wickets in the longest format of the game.
The 38-year-old is often remembered for his bowling with Graeme Swann back then in 2012 when England toured India.