England’s Leading Test Scorer Alastair Cook retires from international cricket

 

England’s leading Test run-scorer Alastair Cook has announced that he will be retiring from international cricket following the conclusion of England’s ongoing series against Indi.

Fully ensconced as an England legend and a true great of the game, Cook was the leading batsman in two of the greatest overseas triumphs in Test history, England’s Ashes win in 2010/11, and their victory in India in 2012/13. However, his form has waned in recent times, and despite scoring double hundreds against the Windies and Australia within the last year, he has averaged less than 35 since giving up the captaincy at the end of 2016, a move many expected to rejuvenate him. He has only passed fifty once this year, and has decided that now is the right time to call it a day.

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