England lanky fast bowler Stuart Broad said Alastair Cook’s knock of 294 against India is his favourite knock. The England vanguard opener is playing his last Test match in the ongoing fifth Test. Cook also scored a patient knock of 71 runs off 190 balls. Meanwhile, Alastair Cook is one of the greatest players produced by the England team.
Stuart Broad said he will pick Cook’s highest score of 294 runs as his best knock as it gave the bowlers more than two days rest. Cook scored a fine knock at Edgbaston in 2011 as he batted at the top of his game.
Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook share a great bonhomie.
In fact, Cook was dropped by Ishant Sharma early on in his innings. However, he went on to play a colossal knock and probably the best of his career.
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“My favourite Cook innings? Where do you start? I have very fond memories of his 294 against India at Edgbaston in 2011, because it gave the bowlers two and a half days’ rest,” Broad wrote in his column for ‘Daily Mail’.
“But in terms of the most fun I’ve had watching him bat, that has to be his century against Pakistan at The Oval the previous summer,” he added.
Cook has played 159 matches on the trot.
Meanwhile, Alastair Cook has maintained a high level of fitness. Cook went on to play 159 Test matches on the trot which is a record for most consecutive matches. The England veteran went past the record of former Australian skipper Alan Border.
“To be able to play 159 Tests in a row is phenomenal, not just because you’d have expected him to break a finger at some point, or tweak a hamstring, but also because he’s had to come through so many ups and downs,” Broad wrote.
“I know what it’s like to be under that kind of pressure when you need to prove a point, and it is hard work and stressful. But Cookie always emerged at the other end, and his temperament never changed. He never wavered.”
Alastair Cook has been a perfect server for England cricket. Cook looks set to bid adieu to the game on the high as England are in the commanding position in the final Test match. India still trails by 158 runs and have four wickets in hand.