England opener Alastair cook announce his retirement from the international cricket on Monday. Cook was regarded as the biggest threat for Sachin Tendulkar record of highest runs in Test cricket. The 33-year-old has scored 12254 runs in 160 tests for England.
Here cricinshort take a look at 5 records hold by Alastair Cook in Test Cricket.
- Highest runs by an overseas batsman in Asia
Cook has scored 2710 runs with an impressive average of 53.13. England opener had left South Africa great Jack Kallis 2058 runs and former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting 1889 runs behind in the list of most runs by a visiting batsman in Asia.
Highest runs as an opener in Test cricket
Alastair Cook is leading the list of the highest run scorer as an opener in Test cricket. Cook has scored 11627 runs as an opener, which is followed by Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar 9607 runs and Graeme Smith 9030 runs. Cook still have one match to play to add few more runs behind his name as an opener.
Cook hold’s the record of the highest run scorer to carry his bat.
England left-hand batsman created the record of being not out at 244 runs against Australia during 2017/18 series at MCG. It was the highest runs scored by a batsman, While carrying the bat in the innings.
- Most capped cricketer for England in Tests
Since his debut in 2006, Cook has played 160 Test matches so far in his 12 year’s illustrated Test career. Which make him the most capped England cricketer in Test cricket, He is followed by James Anderson with 142 Test matches.
- Highest run-getter for England in Tests
Cook is England’s highest runs scorer in Test cricket and 2nd highest runs scorer in the World. Cook has scored 12254 runs in the test, Who is behind Sachin Tendulkar score of 15,921 runs.
Note: The 5th Test will start on 7th Sep at the Oval ground, London.