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Alastair Cook calls it a day

LONDON. – Alastair Cook has announced he will retire from international cricket following the completion of England’s Test series against India at the Oval next week.

The 33-year-old departs as one of his country’s most decorated players. He is England’s all-time leading run scorer in Test cricket, and captained the side more times than any other player.

Cook admitted he had been considering the move for some time, saying: “After much thought and deliberation over the last few months I have decided to announce my retirement from international cricket at the end of this Test series against India.

“Although it is a sad day, I can do so with a big smile on my face knowing I have given everything and there is nothing left in the tank.

“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.

“The thought of not sharing the dressing room again with some of my team-mates was the hardest part of my decision, but I know the timing is right. I have loved cricket my whole life from playing in the garden as a child and will never underestimate how special it is to pull on an England shirt.

“So I know it is the right time to give the next generation of young cricketers their turn to entertain us and feel the immense pride that comes with representing your country.”

Source :

The Herald

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