Alastair Nathan Cook (born 25-Dec-1984; Gloucester) is a former right-handed opening batsman, who plays international cricket for England. He made his International debut in Test match against India at Nagpur on 1st April 2006. As on 11-September (Cook's last Test match); Alastair Cook is England's highest run-scorer in Test cricket has become the first English batsman and the fifth batsman in the world to score centuries in the first and last Test of his career.
Alastair Cook TimeLine
- 16-Dec-2016: Cook became the youngest batsman to complete 11,000 Test runs.
- 30-May-2016: He became the youngest man (and the first Englishman) to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
- 30-May-2015: Cook became the leading run-scorer in Test matches for England, surpassing Graham Gooch (8900) and also reached 9000 Test run, the first English batsman to do so
- 28-Dec-2013 Alastair Cook broke Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the youngest cricketer reach 8000-run mark in Test cricket during the third day of the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG.
- 6-Dec-2012: With a century in the first innings of the third Test against India at Kolkata Alastair Cook became the first player in cricket history to hit a hundred in his first five Tests as captain.
- Alastair Cook became only the fourth Englishman to score a Test double-century in Australia and shared in England's highest partnership Down Under of 329 runs with Trott during the drawn first Ashes Test.