The former skipper of England Alastair Cook has announced his retirement from international cricket. England’s highest Test run-scorer, who said that there is ‘nothing left in the tank’ after an illustrious 12 year career.
Alastair Cook's greatest series was in Australia in 2010-11, when England won the Ashes away from home for the first time in 24 years where Alastair Cook piled up 766 runs. He retires as the sixth highest run scorer in Test cricket with 12,254 runs with 32 tons and 56 half-centuries to his name.
The Fifth Test against India at the Oval on friday will be his final international match that brings down the curtain on a career of epic determination, longevity and force of character.
Here's how twitter reacts:
No player has given more to the England cricket shirt .. No player has got more out of there ability .. No player has shown more mental strength than Alastair Cook .. More than that he is the nicest Cricketer we have ever had .. Thanks for all the memories Cookie .. #CookRetires— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 3, 2018
What a brilliant career for Alastair Cook! One of England's finest. Can retire with great pride at what he has achieved.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 3, 2018
England’s leading Test run scorer Alastair Cook will retire from intl cricket after India series. What a career he has had. He will get a hugely affectionate farewell at the Oval.— AlisonMitchell (@AlisonMitchell) September 3, 2018
Right from the time he made his debut against us in Nagpur, knew that he is a very special talent and will have a huge role to play in English Cricket .I wish to congratulate Alastair Cook on a wonderful career for England. #CookRetires— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 3, 2018
Alastair Cook retires from international cricket 😩 He gave it everything and more. Huge respect for a guy that has achieved so much, it was a pleasure being out in the middle when you… https://t.co/bvgK9DgUkA— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) September 3, 2018
Congratulations Alastair Cook on a glorious career. You can be very proud of the way you played. Best wishes for the future.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 3, 2018
Not enough words to describe what a legend Cooky is. 🏴🏏 https://t.co/xcavET49VB— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) September 3, 2018