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Stalwart of England Cricket call it quits!

As we all thought the master blaster's test record is in jeopardy by this English Stalwart, with the run of time this stalwart call it quits from the international Cricket at the age of 33- Still young enough to call it quits. We are now aware of which English player has announced his retirement lately, the reason is simple as we expect it to be so from his nature- which is always down to earth.

Carrying the English opening duties on his shoulder for 12 years and delivering in most of the cases talks about his grit and potential. England's test team without Cook's name is unseen, a record of representing a national team continuously without missing a match is held by our Cook- talks about his strength and fitness.

The legacy was incepted in 2006 when Cook has been handed his debut cap against India at Nagpur by Flintoff, he announced his arrival by scoring a brilliant century in England's second innings, from then he has cooked many innings and has become an unprecedented chef of England Cricket, not only England but also in the world Cricket.

Cook's technique might not be from the textbooks, but he has always found a way to flick the ball finner, cut the ball squarer, and pull the ball stronger with authority whenever he was pushed to a corner. And not only using these strokes to good effect but he also let go of the cover drive- which is the most effective and efficient and yet a susceptible scoring option to the best of his ability as he would be playing mostly in the typical English conditions.

England team will not only miss his services as an opener but also his shrewd thinking and company in the dressing room, his best mate Anderson has said in a recent interview that "I would be missing his company and a shoulder to cry", while many of the English greats and current players bid adieu to this stalwart, we the fans of this epic sport will miss the only kind of a test player in this T20 era.

Scoring 12472 runs at an average of 45.35 as an opener is second to none in the world Cricket, he is the only player to score more than 10000 runs as a test opener, he has played an innings which reads as 836 minutes at the crease-the third longest innings in the test cricket, he has represented England in most number of tests (161). 59 tests as a captain, 4 ashes wins (2 as captain), historic test series wins in India and South Africa. The only English man to run the Asian players for his wicket on Asian pitches, Cook has a stellar 50.48 as an average in India. All these are few of the pages held by Cook in the record books.

Cook has set the standard so high for an English opener that the position will not only test the potential of his successor but also his character. we wish Cookie the best for his future endeavors.


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