The England team was in high spirits after a series victory against India on Sunday. Things changed a little after former captain Alastair Cook announced his retirement from International Cricket.


A new trend #ThankYouChef burgeoned on Twitter with Alastair Cook voicing his decision to retire on Monday. The fifth and the final match of the ongoing series between England and India which commences on 7th September, at The Oval, will be his final Test match.

Breaking into the news

Legends bid farewell to another legend

The fall in his performance graph was spectacular and raised many eyebrows. However, Cook’s will to retire was unforeseen. The shockwave was all over- legends of the game, writers, and even his critics paid their tribute to the Essex legend on Twitter. A record-breaking and record-setting ambassador of the game, Cook signed off on a high note. Yeah, his form was falling but England never seemed to get enough of him.

The fandom

 “Although it is a sad day, I can do so with a big smile on my face knowing I have given everything”, Cook said in a press release and added that he has “nothing left in the tank”. The Fifth Test at The Oval will be his last and his 159th consecutive Test, a record that won’t be broken in a long time. He averages 44.88 having scored 12,254 runs, the most by any English player.

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