Cricketing world pays tribute to Alastair Cook
LONDON (92 News) – After news broke of Alastair Cook’s retirement from international cricket, teammates and opponents of Cook from around the world, past and present, paid tribute to England’s greatest ever run-scorer.
Cook’s England teammates over the years were quick to offer their praises.
— Jonny Bairstow (@jbairstow21) September 3, 2018
Congrats on an exceptional career #AlastairCook. @englandcricket will lose not only an outstanding player but an outstanding human being who gave everything for his team & team mates. Was an honour to share the field with you Chef! We will now all see the huge hole he leaves…
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) September 3, 2018
No player has given more to the England cricket shirt .. No player has got more out of there ability .. No player has shown more mental strength than Alastair Cook .. More than that he is the nicest Cricketer we have ever had .. Thanks for all the memories Cookie .. #CookRetires
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 3, 2018
— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) September 3, 2018
Alastair Cook retires from international cricket 😩 He gave it everything and more. Huge respect for a guy that has achieved so much, it was a pleasure being out in the middle when you… https://t.co/bvgK9DgUkA
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) September 3, 2018
Opponents from all over the world also wanted to congratulate Cook on his record-breaking international career.
What a brilliant career for Alastair Cook! One of my favorite Batsman in world cricket…
An absolutel legend on and off the field n england’s finest Slip fielder,Role model for any aspiring young cricketer…#CookRetires
— Dimuth Karunaratne (@IamDimuth) September 3, 2018
Right from the time he made his debut against us in Nagpur, knew that he is a very special talent and will have a huge role to play in English Cricket .I wish to congratulate Alastair Cook on a wonderful career for England. #CookRetires
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 3, 2018
Congratulations #AlastairCook on a cracking career. What a story and achievement. It was a pleasure to have watched you play and play with you. An inspiration and great sportsman. Well done mate.
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) September 3, 2018
Essex fans can still look forward to seeing him in action in county cricket next year though.
Alastair Cook has had some career with England, but he’s not finished yet… 🙌 pic.twitter.com/imwhNewbOM
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) September 3, 2018