Alastair Cook Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Alastair Cook Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthDecember 25, 1984
Zodiac SignCapricorn
SpouseAlice Hunt

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.

Born Name

Alastair Nathan Cook

Nick Name

Cooky, Chef, Captain Cook

Alastair Cook as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2011
Alastair Cook as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2011 (Alastair Cook / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

Residence

England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Alastair Cook as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2013
Alastair Cook as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2013 (Alastair Cook / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Graham Cook (Telecommunications Engineer)
  • Mother – Stephanie Cook (née Evans) (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Adrian Cook (Brother), Laurence Cook (Brother)

Batting

Left-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Slow Seam

Role

Opening Batsman

Jersey Number

26 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Essex County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Alastair has dated –

  1. 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).
Alastair Cook and Alice Hunt, as seen in May 2014
Alastair Cook and Alice Hunt, as seen in May 2014 (Alastair Cook / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of English descent on his father’s side and Welsh descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, wavy hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a light stubble
Alastair Cook as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2018
Alastair Cook as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2018 (Alastair Cook / Instagram)

Alastair Cook Facts

  1. 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.
  2. He holds the record for being the first English player to have participated in 50 test match victories.
  3. In December 2012, he had become the first English captain to win a test series in India since the 1984–85 season.
  4. 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.
  5. In the 2019 New Year Honours, he was appointed a ‘Knight Bachelor’ in recognition of his illustrious career.
  6. 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

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