|Alastair Cook Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||December 25, 1984|
Alastair Cook is an English professional cricketer who had represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as an opening batsman. He had also captained the team in 59 Tests (an English record as of March 2021) and 69 ODIs. As his career progressed, he had become a test match specialist for England and had played his last ODI match in 2014 and his last T20I match way back in 2009. Widely regarded as one of the greatest test match batsmen of all time, he was the 5th highest run-scorer in the history of test cricket, as of March 2021, with 12,472 runs against his name, the greatest tally ever recorded by an English batsman. In the English domestic circuit, he has played for Essex County Cricket Club (2003–Present) whom he has continued to represent sporadically even after his international retirement in September 2018.
Alastair Nathan Cook
Cooky, Chef, Captain Cook
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
England, United Kingdom
Alastair had attended, as a boarding pupil, the St Paul’s Cathedral School, an independent school in London. At the age of 13, again as a boarding pupil, he had joined Bedford School, an independent institution for boys. He had graduated from there in 2013.
- Father – Graham Cook (Telecommunications Engineer)
- Mother – Stephanie Cook (née Evans) (Teacher)
- Siblings – Adrian Cook (Brother), Laurence Cook (Brother)
Right-Arm Slow Seam
26 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Essex County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Alastair has dated –
- Alice Hunt (2011-Present) – Alastair got married to childhood acquaintance Alice Hunt in 2011, in a ceremony in Buckinghamshire. They have 2 daughters together named Elsie Cook (b. April 3, 2014) and Isabelle Cook (b. October 13, 2016), and a son named Jack Cook (b. September 2018).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English descent on his father’s side and Welsh descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, wavy hair
- Affable smile
- Often sports a light stubble
Alastair Cook Facts
- As of March 2021, Alastair had held the record for the most test match centuries scored (33) by an English cricketer. This was 10 more than the next best (Kevin Pietersen) and 13 more than the next best active cricketer (Joe Root), suggesting that the record would not be broken anytime soon.
- He holds the record for being the first English player to have participated in 50 test match victories.
- In December 2012, he had become the first English captain to win a test series in India since the 1984–85 season.
- For his services to cricket, he was appointed a ‘Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’ in 2011 and promoted to ‘Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’ in 2016.
- In the 2019 New Year Honours, he was appointed a ‘Knight Bachelor’ in recognition of his illustrious career.
- In August 2018, on the occasion of England’s 1000th Test match, he was named in the country’s ‘Greatest Test XI’, a list compiled by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board).
Featured Image by Alastair Cook / Instagram