Is It Right Time To Say Goodbye Mr. Alastair Cook?

"15,000 Test runs and 50 Test centuries are not beyond him" once Sunil Gavaskar said about legendary test batsman Alister cook who recently announced his retirement from international cricket. He scored 12472 runs in 161 test matches with the 33 centuries and 57 half centuries  Retirement of Alastair cook will increase the headache of England cricket board and team selection members.

alastair cook retirement

In August 2012 former captain Andrew Strauss left out English team. After right through his retirement and till now England searching for his replacement. From the last 6 years, they even failed to replace Andrew Strauss. From 2012 English team management tried 11 opening batsman as a partner of  Alastair cook but still, no one can make their mark on the opening slot. They tried Nick Compton in 2012- 13 and in 2016, Michael Carberry played 6 test as opener unfortunately 5 of those against Australia in Ashes 2013 where Michel  Johnson and Ryan Harris was on fire. Sam Robson, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Haseeb handed are the some of the other players who open with Alastair Cook. Now after test series against India English team management must have to find out the replacement for Alastair Cook as well.

alastair cook retirement

Frankly, from last one and half year cook was looking out of form. He was passed through a lot of criticisms. But I think it is not the right time to take retirement; performance in last test match will arise the question 'may cook can play for another 2 years at least?' England cricket team already has issues in middle order.  Now the absence of Alastair cook will become a nasty problem for England.

In his last test match, Cook scored a classy hundred and entertained his fans for last time. He hits 147 runs in 286 balls with 14 boundaries. This inning of cook literally feels that is it too early to say goodbye to English cricket team.

alastair cook retirement

Alastair cook blessed with great technique, extraordinary temperament, and patience. Cook is the highest run scorer for england in Test cricket. It is never easy being a successful test opener in a country like England. In  English seaming condition where ball swings in both sides, it requires quality technique to survive, as test opener this makes cook as the 5th highest scorer in world cricket.

Surely cricket will gonna miss you Alastair cook. Best wishes to the great master chef for his rest of life from team RallyRave.
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