Alastair Cook announces retirement from ALL cricket with England legend in line for huge career change | The Sun
SIR ALASTAIR COOK is reportedly set to call his professional cricket career to an end.
The England legend is set to retire at the end of the county cricket season next week.
Cook, 38, will still be hoping to win one more title with Essex before he packs his bat away for good.
According to the Daily Mail, the former England Test captain could announce the decision as early as Friday.
The report claims that he is "determined to bow out quietly" and that he does not want "any fuss".
The batter will not be leaving cricket for good as he will continue to work in the pundit side of the sport.
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Cook has already been working with Test Match Special on the BBC.
During his career, he twice won the Ashes against Australia as England captain and became the country's record run-scorer.
Cook scored an incredible 12,472 runs in 162 Test matches for England as he became one of the best of all time.
He also helped England to an Ashes success in Australia in 2011 as they won the series 3-1.
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Fellow batter Andrew Strauss was the captain for that series, but Cook had arguably one of the best series performances of his career.
Cook scored a remarkable 766 runs across the five-Test series.
He retired from England in 2018 after a slump in form, however, he did bow out with a score of 147 against India.
This score saw him become only the fifth batter to score a century in their first and last Test match as well as the second batter to score twin fifties in his first and last Test.
The score also helped England seal their 4-1 series win over India.
He insisted that he would not return and would only play for his county Essex.
Cook became a vital member of the squad as he became the club's leading run-scorer in 2019 and 2020.
Earlier this year, he moved past a record of 26,000 First-Class runs in his entire career.
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