Alastair Cook gets a standing ovation from Twitter after he scored his final ton in England colours
He smacked eight boundaries en route his three-figure score.
Published - Sep 10, 2018 5:31 pm | Updated - Sep 10, 2018 5:34 pm
After England’s stupendous victory over India at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Alastair Cook called it quits from international cricket. The last one year hasn’t been memorable for the left-hander by any stretch of the imagination and he mentioned to have given his blood and sweat to English cricket. The left-hander notched a 244 not out against Australia last year at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Apart from that, he couldn’t make much of an impact with the willow and the poor run of form impacted him to a significant extent, so much so that he eventually decided to bid adieu. The ongoing Test at Kennington Oval in London was always going to be an emotional ride for the Gloucester-born cricketer and he didn’t let his fans and his team down in his final hurray by any means
Cook comes to the party one last time
In the first innings, he scored 71 runs with the help of eight boundaries after which he was nipped out by Jasprit Bumrah. However, he came into his own in the second innings and notched his 33rd and most importantly, his last ton in Test cricket off 210 deliveries. He smacked eight boundaries en route his three-figure score. However, the ton came in a bizarre manner.
Five runs came off the first delivery of Ravindra Jadeja’s over, out of which four came in overthrows. Bumrah made a wild throw after which the ball ended up beyond the boundary ropes. His family is present at the venue and they erupted in joy after Cook accomplished the century.
Moreover, he also has helped England to a massive lead in the second innings that may have paved the way for another English victory. After he notched his ton, Twitter bowed down to him and gave him a standing ovation for yet another batting masterclass in his illustrious career.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— Dimuth Karunaratne (@IamDimuth) September 10, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 10, 2018
Couldn’t have happened to a better bloke. Hundred in his first and last! What a career 👏🏼#Chef
— Ben Duckett (@BenDuckett1) September 10, 2018
Get in you absolute beauty. So pleased for Alastair Cook. Scoring a ton in his last test. #legend
— Rikki Clarke (@RikkiClarke81) September 10, 2018
Crying like a baby here at the oval and not afraid to admit it #hero
— Niall John O Brien (@niallnobiobrien) September 10, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 10, 2018
YES Chef!!! What an incredible fairytale last innings for one of worlds greatest batsman! He’s been an inspiration and an example to so many! Nobody deserves it more #ThankYouChef
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) September 10, 2018
Glued to the Cricket! Come on Cooky
— Heather Knight (@Heatherknight55) September 10, 2018
And Alastair Cook deservedly becomes the highest scoring left-hander in test cricket. Looks set to score a century in his last innings to go with his debut 100 against India 12 years ago in Nagpur #ENGvIND
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 10, 2018
The Chef is cooking! Congratulations brother, very well deserved. 👨🏻🍳💯 #Eagles
— Peter Siddle (@petersiddle403) September 10, 2018
That was a very very special moment … All of us who are privileged to be here today will remember that forever … #Cook #100 … If any person deserves that send off it’s Alastair … Fairytales do happen …
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 10, 2018
What a player..!!!!! Huge Respect for u brother…privileged to play against you…finish like a Champ 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/NtBRHdS3C6
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) September 10, 2018
Alastair Cook. What a legend 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Chris Tremlett (@ChrisTremlett33) September 10, 2018
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) September 10, 2018
What a way to finish off the your last batting innings. Congratulations on a glittering career Alistair. #ENGvIND
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) September 10, 2018
100 in the final innings could not have happened to a more deserving batsman. 🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏#AlastairCook
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 10, 2018
— Alan Butcher (@abutch58) September 10, 2018
Tough to keep a dry eye watching that. This game owes nobody any sentiment but every now and then it is afforded to he who deserves it. One for the good guys! #ThankYouChef
— daryn smit (@DarynSmit) September 10, 2018
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