Should’ve retired two years ago: James Anderson’s cheeky tribute to Alastair Cook

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first_imgTributes have been pouring in from all corners for former England captain Alastair Cook, who announced that he would retire from international cricket after the ongoing Test series against India.Cook has been hailed as an “inspiration”, a “legend” and “England’s greatest ever” over the last week but the most unique tribute for Cook came from his long-time friend and teammate James Anderson.In a cheeky video tribute, Anderson called Cook a “bore off” and said he should have “retired two years ago”. It was all staged and video was made just for fun. It was part of the tribute video made by England’s Professional Cricketers’ Association.Anderson could be seen congratulating Cook on his unsuccessful career in the beginning of the video before going on a rant over cook, pretending that the recording has [email protected] pays tribute to departing England great Alastair Cook#jamesanderson #jimmyanderson #alastaircook #thankyouchef #englandcricket pic.twitter.com/iaHqBVEryEBodylineTShirts (@bodylinetshirts) September 7, 2018Cook announced ahead of the fifth Test against India at The Oval that would retire from international cricket.READ – Alastair Cook to retire from international cricket after 5th Test vs IndiaCook, who made his debut for England in 2006, will bow out as the sixth highest run-scorer in Test history. His runs tally stood at 12254 runs in 160 Tests ahead of The Oval Test. He has an average of 44.88 in Test cricket with 32 hundreds and 56 half-centuries. He is the only active player in the 10,000-run club in the longest format.The ongoing Test at The Oval is Cook’s 159th consecutive game in the longest format, the longest such streak in all international cricket. He missed just one Test in his entire career (vs India in Mumbai, 2006) that too because of a stomach bug.advertisementAlso read – Thanks for all the memories: Vaughan, Laxman pay tribute to Alastair CookCook also led England for more than four years and was the country’s 79th captain in the longest format before handing over the reins to Joe Root in February last year.He was England’s longest-serving Test captain having led in 59 matches. He is tied with Andrew Strauss with 24 wins, the second most for England behind Michael Vaughan, but also has the unfortunate record of losing the most Tests as England captain with 22.last_img

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