Alastair Cook to retire from International Cricket.

England opening batsman Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after the fifth and final test against team India. His team would be hoping to seal the series off in style with a victory, also to give their senior cricketer, a very good farewell.

Cook has scored 12,254 runs for England in test cricket. Which is the most by any English capped cricketer. He was not in good form in the recent past, was also a failure in the ongoing series with India. Although he has decided to retire from International cricket, he will continue to play for his county club, Essex

Cook speaks on his retirement.

“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,” Cook said in a statement on Monday (September 3).

“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 teammates was the hardest part of my decision, but I know the timing is right.

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“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.”

After so many appearances in the most challenging position in the game, Cook hinted that his famed desire to improve had waned. “There are too many people to thank individually, but a special mention must go to the Barmy Army and all the supporters for their constant encouragement and also a special mention to Graham Gooch,” Cook added.

“I would also like to thank Essex County Cricket Club for their help and support ever since I was 12, and I can’t wait to get fully involved with them in the 2019 season. I wish the England team every success in the future, and I will be watching with great excitement.”

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