“England-India Test Series Should be Called Tendukar-Cook Trophy” : Monty Panesar

Former England spinner Monty Panesar believes that the current Test series going on between England and India should be called Cook-Tendulkar Trophy. The former off-break bowler that it is better to rename the series after the two legends from the respective countries – Alastair Cook and Sachin Tendulkar.

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The series currently is called by the name- Anthony De Mello Trophy named after an Indian Administrator and one of the founders of the BCCI. Meanwhile, when the series is played in England, it is called the Pataudi Trophy, after the great family of course.


Monty gave the suggestion of renaming the Test series between the two nations to honour the two legendary cricketers via his official Twitter handle.

“Eng v India test series should be called the “Tendulkar Cook trophy ” because both have the 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” the veteran spinner tweeted.

In another tweet, Panesar suggested that the Test series between India and England can also be called the “Vaughan Dravid Trophy”, “Tendulkar Anderson Trophy” or “Botham Kapil Trophy”. He even conducted a poll on his Twitter handle for the same.



Well, to conclude, the suggestions made by Monty are not totally bizarre as they make sense. Both Cook and Tendulkar are absolute legends of the game and a series named after game will only celebrate their unparalleled contribution to cricket.

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