England vs India 2018: Alastair Cook Should’ve Retired 2 Years Ago – James Anderson
England pacer, James Anderson is currently trending on the internet. It is not his impressive swingers which are making fans take note of him. Instead, his remarks on soon to be retired Alastair Cook has gone through the lane like wildfire.
The 36-year-old sent out a tribute to his former skipper, as Cook announced his retirement from international cricket last week. The ongoing Test match at The Oval against India will be his final game at the international level. Od late only, Alastair Cook had signed a deal with County club Essex.
The Anderson-Cook banter
Anderson called Cook a ‘bore-off’ and added the latter should have retired two years back.
However, Alastair Cook has played 159 consecutive Test matches for England, which stands as a record for the longest streak. The opener has notched up 12,254 runs in Test at an average of 44.88. He also has 32 tons and 56 half-centuries in Tests.
Hosts look to serve fitting farewell to Cook
The hosts have taken a solid lead of over a hundred, and they still have eight wickets in hands.
Cook will look to bow out with a three-figure score. He missed out on the mark in the first innings, as he got dismissed for 71. However, England had sealed the series 3-1 and will look to extend it at the Oval.
Alastair Cook as a skipper was phenomenal too. He led his side to 59 Tests, winning 24 of them. He is tied with Andrew Strauss, the second most for the poms behind Michael Vaughan.
The hosts will look to give a fitting farewell to their leading man. The 33-year-old received numerous accolades from the cricketing circuit after calling time on his career. The Indian team gave him a guard of honour before the start of play on day one.
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