The former England Captain and left-handed opening batsman Alastair Cook has announced to retire from International Cricket.
The 33-year-old Alastair Cook will play his last Test match to be played against India at the Oval in London from September 7 to 11, 2018.
Having 44.88 batting average, Alastair Cook has scored 12254 runs with 32 Centuries in 160 Tests since he made his Test debut for England in May 2006 against India at Nagpur.
With 12254 Test runs, Alastair Cook is the leading run-scorer in Test matches for England, and overall sixth leading run-scorer following Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Rahul Dravid and Kumar Sangakkara.
“I have achieved more than I could have ever imagined and feel very privileged to have played for such a long time alongside some of the greats of the English game,” said Alastair Cook.
Currently ranked 21, Alastair Cook has led the England team in 59 Tests and 69 One Day Internationals (ODIs). In ODIs, he scored 3204 runs in 92 innings with five Centuries and 19 Fifties.
It is worth noting that England has already won the five-match Test series against India 3-1, and last Test between the two teams will go underway on September 7 at the Oval.
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
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) 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