Former Australian skipper Steven Smith congratulated his Ashes rival Alastair Cook on his fantastic career. Cook decided to hang his boots yesterday and the fifth Test at the Oval against India will be his swansong.
In fact, Cook began his cricketing journey against the same team when he scored a fine debut century at Nagpur. Alastair Cook is one of England’s finest batsman and he is also the leading run-getter with 12,254 Test runs in the 160 matches. This is the most number of Test runs scored by any England player. Cook has also amassed the maximum number of centuries (32) for England.
Cook is England’s finest.
Meanwhile, Alastair Cook was one of the finest England captains. He led England to 24 wins while leading them in the record of 59 Test matches. Furthermore, he is the most successful openers as he has scored the maximum runs while opening the innings.
Cook has shown great resistance in his career and always played the game in the right spirit. In fact, he led England to series wins in India in 2012-13 and in South Africa in 2014-15 which were great achievements in his career.
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However, he was not in the best of forms in the recent past. The southpaw batsman scored only 109 runs in the seven innings in the ongoing series against India. He also had a mundane Ashes series. Thus, the pressure was always increasing on the left-handed batsman.
Meanwhile, Alastair Cook scored 3204 while playing in 92 One Day Internationals.
Steven Smith took to his Twitter account to congratulate Cook on a fantastic career. Smith post read as, “Congratulations Alistair Cook on an outstanding career. A man with a unique technique, incredible mental strength and a serious appetite for runs. Will go down as one of England’s best ever”.
Here is Steven Smith post:
Congratulations Alistair Cook on an outstanding career. A man with a unique technique, incredible mental strength and a serious appetite for runs. Will go down as one of England’s best ever
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) September 4, 2018