Alastair Cook may make a comeback to Test cricket for England, feels Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate
Cook slammed an unbeaten 150 against The Cambs MCCU.
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The most successful England skipper Sir Alastair Cook bid farewell to Test cricket against India the same way he had started against the same opponents. He had made his debut in Tests against India in 2006 and hit a century to announce his arrival. When the time came to draw curtains on an illustrious career, Cook smacked a farewell Test century at the Oval in 2018, his final Test.
He was recently knighted by the Queen of England for his services and the 34-year-old Sir Alastair Cook has continued to play county cricket for Essex. He recently scored a brilliant 150* against The Cambs MCCU and given his recent form, rumors of him making a comeback to the international scene for England have gained fire. Even his Essex Skipper Ryan ten Doeschate fueled the fire with his comments.
It is a possibility
Sir Alastair Cook hit a fine 150*, his 64th first-class ton recently, which led to his county skipper saying that it is possible that the southpaw might make a comeback to the Test cricket for England. “It is a possibility. Just speaking to him and gauging where he’s at, I would say it’s unlikely, but I know how much he does love England cricket and how much work he’s put in there so no, I wouldn’t rule it out in times of desperation and if he was playing really well and he felt the desire was there, I guess there’s no reason why he couldn’t make a comeback,” Ten Doeschate was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.com.
“Obviously he’s a fantastic cricketer, but the things he brings away from cricket are just as important. His work ethic, the desire he has for the game and the desire he has to pass on his knowledge is an absolute treasure chest for us,” Ten Doeschate further added.
Alastair Cook retired from Test cricket after 161 matches, in which he scored 12472 runs at an average of 45.35, hitting 33 centuries and the best score of 294. He is the leading run-scorer in Tests for England and also made 3204 runs in 92 ODI matches with five centuries.