No matter when you retire from your sport the sportsman inside you never retires. It has always been difficult for every sportsman to decide when to retire but it seems Alastair Cook knew, ‘It’s the right time’. Alastair Cook retires from all forms of International cricket after contributing so much to test cricket.
Cricket is not only about scoring runs but being consistent with it. Alastair Cook abided by this throughout his life. Not only did he score well but also scored consistently. He will always remain a cricket idol for people of England and worldwide.
It came as a shock when the former English captain announced his retirement from international cricket. Having played 160 test matches at an average of about 45 and getting over 12 thousand runs speaks volumes of his confidence and courage to play for his national side.
He has set new standards for all the aspiring cricketers. Young cricketers not only look up to him but also try learning the best of his strategies. He was not just a good cricketer but also motivating captain, excellent with his work. Cook is the only English captain to win a test series in India.
He has successfully lead the English team to victory over the years. His team and sportsman spirit are evident on the field. Dynamic and active as always, he has successfully tackled all playing conditions.
Surprisingly, his English veteran made his test debut versus India in Nagpur in 2006 and will be playing his last test with the same opposition at the oval. The lefty is the highest run-getter for England in test matches.
Having played for Essex and being guided by Graham Gooch himself has been a glorious part of his life. Therefore, both of them became a part of his announcement on Twitter regarding his retirement.
His achievements have been inspiring and despite the fact that he has retired his career will continue to guide and motivate various young cricket stars. Thank you, Cooky! Best wishes for Future.