Former England captain Alastair Cook left international cricket after the Test series against India in 2018 but the batsman’s game has not faltered.
Alastair Cook is counted among the most successful captains of England.
Former England captain Alastair Cook retired from international cricket three years ago in 2018. He last played in the home test series against India. But Alastair Cook’s batting still continues. He is consistently scoring runs in first class cricket and seeing the kind of form he is in, it does not seem that he is on a career slope. In England’s County Championship, he scored a century on Sunday (12 September) while playing for Essex. This is the 69th century of his first-class career. Against Surrey he put this hundred. Alastair Cook’s century helped Essex finish their innings with 299 for three on the first day of the game. During this, Cook remained unbeaten on 140 runs. He faced 280 balls in his innings and had hit 18 fours.
Alastair Cook did a wonderful charisma with his 69th century in first-class cricket. The first class century of this player is more than the runs scored in his international T20 career. Cook played four T20Is for England and scored 61 runs in them. At the same time, he now has 69 first class centuries i.e. eight centuries more than international T20 runs. Cook’s international career in T20 format was very short. He made his debut against West Indies in 2007 and last played against South Africa in 2009. Although he has played decent T20 cricket in domestic cricket. He has 32 T20 matches in which he has 892 runs at an average of 31.85 and strike rate of 127.61. He scored one century and five fifties in this format.
An Alastair Cook century really is a thing of beauty 😍 pic.twitter.com/qcqErQwG3D
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) September 12, 2021
Dravid-Bevan left behind
If we talk about his performance in the County Championship this year, then Alastair Cook has played 13 matches and has scored 568 runs with an average of 33.41. Two centuries and two half-centuries have come from his bat. He surpassed Rahul Dravid of India and Michael Bevan of Australia to score the most centuries in first-class cricket by scoring a century against Surrey. He has 68-68 first class centuries.
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