ALASTAIR Cook will leave Test cricket in the wake of rethinking what’s conceivable in the five-day organize on a few levels.
His extraordinary 158-Test streak could at last be broken without anyone else just, after the 33-year-old called time on his 12-year global profession on Monday night.
Cook’s 161st and last Test appearance will come against India at The Oval on Friday night.
At the point when Cook waves farewell to his loving fans at the famous London ground, he will do as such as the best Test opener, and England skipper ever – as far as runs scored.
Cook has made 12,254 Test keeps running at 46.97, requiring another 147 in his last match to outperform Kumar Sangakkara as the fifth-most noteworthy scorer ever.
The left-hander is England’s most-topped player (160), whose Test run add up to for the country is in its very own class.
Britain’s second-most astounding ever Test run scorer, Graham Gooch, made 8,900 runs – 3,354 not as much as Cook.
The veteran batsman has additionally set an English record for the most Test hundreds of years (32), getting to be one of only 13 players to ever make in excess of 30 triple-figure scores.
AS A CAPTAIN
Cook initially captained England in 2010 and assumed control over the side for all time following the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012.
He proceeded to chief his country 59 times between 2010-2016, outperforming Michael Atherton’s past England record of 54.
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In that time, the opener made the most Test keeps running as an England skipper (4,844 at 46.57), and the most hundreds of years (12). Just five more players in history have made more Test keeps running as a commander.
AS AN OPENER
Cook has played the lion’s share of his Test profession in the requesting part of opening batsman, scoring 11,627 of his 12,254 batting at No.1 or No.2.
His count is right around 2,000 runs more prominent than any opening batsman ever. Sunil Gavaskar has the second-most Test keeps running for an opener with 9,607.
Gavaskar does, be that as it may, trump Cook for the most Test hundreds of years as an opener, subsequent to making 33 tons for India.
Cook has level with the second-most, tied with Australia’s Matthew Hayden on 30.
ON THE ROAD
Just four players in history have made more Test flees from home.
No player, nonetheless, has made more as an opener.
Cook heaped on 5,904 flees from the UK, contrasted with his normal at home of 43.49.
He made 18 of his hundreds of years away, including on Test make a big appearance against India in Nagpur in 2006. Cook has square with the fifth-most Test tons out and about Read more.