Sir Alastair Cook is regarded as one of the greatest ever to serve the red-ball cricket. While representing England, Cook became the highest run-getter for the country in the history of Test cricket and among the top-five run-scorers of all time. During his career, he played 161 Test matches and scored 12472 runs at an average of 45.35. He scored 33 hundred and 57 fifties.
Even though the former England skipper bid farewell to international career four years ago, he still plays for Essex in the Country Championship. While Cook made many headlines for scoring a century in the first innings against Kent, he left everyone in splits by sporting a unique bowling action in the second innings.
The video is from the Division game in which Cook took the ball in their hands, came up with an eye-catching run-up, and stretched his arms like a beast imitating a fast bowler.
Watch it here:
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) April 10, 2022
Cook brought some humour to the game as all his teammates left laughing while he bowled one over in the game and conceded just eight runs in it. Earlier in the game, Cook, who will turn 38 later this year, made his 70th first-class hundred in a double-century opening stand with Nick Browne. Notably, Cook made his debut at the age of 21 against India in 2006 and soon became a vital cog in the side as he scored 60 and 104 in his first game.
He is the only person from England to reach the pinnacle of 10,000 runs, with the second-best being the current England skipper Joe Root who has 9889 under his name. Cook played the most number of matches for England, but James Anderson recently broke his record appearances of 161 Tests.
Cook retired from international cricket in 2018, and, just like his first match he scored 71 in the first innings and 147 in the second against India to end his career on a high note.