Sports Desk, New Delhi. Alastair Cook Retirement: Former England captain Alastair Cook retired from all forms of cricket. This also ended his professional career that lasted 20 years. Cook retired from Test cricket in 2018 itself, but he continued to play for the county team Essex for the next five years.
alistair cook His contract with Essex expired at the end of the current season and he chose not to extend it. He made his County Championship debut in 2003 and has since been a key part of the Essex team.
It is not easy to say goodbye to cricket
Cook said, ‘It is not easy to say goodbye to cricket. Because of this, I went to places where I had never even dreamed of going. I’ve been on teams that I never thought I’d be a part of. Most importantly, I made some good friends with whom I will always be friends.
Took over captaincy in test
It is noteworthy that Alastair Cook between 2012 and 2017 England test team captain are. During this period he captained in 59 matches. Cook captained England to Ashes series wins on home soil in 2013 and 2015. He was also the captain in 69 ODI matches between 2010 and 2014.
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Made debut against India
Cook started his international career in the Nagpur Test against India in March 2006. He has scored 12,472 runs in 161 Test matches, which includes 33 centuries and 57 half-centuries. Cook has played 92 ODIs for England, scoring 3,204 runs with the help of 5 centuries and 19 half-centuries. He also got a chance to play 4 T20Is in which he scored 61 runs.
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