ICC: Former England captain Alastair Cook on Monday announced retirement from international cricket.
Cook, best-known for his Test run scores, announced that the ongoing Test series against India will be his last.
England will be playing the last Test match against India from 7th September after which Cook won’t be seen playing in International cricket format.
Cook while reminiscing his career said, “I have achieved more than I could have ever imagined and feel very privileged to have played for such a long time alongside some of the greats of the English game.”
“After much thought and deliberation over the last few months I have decided to announce my retirement from international cricket at the end of this Test series against India,” he said.
“Although it is a sad day, I can do so with a big smile on my face knowing I have given everything and there is nothing left in the tank.”
“The thought of not sharing the dressing room, again, with some of my teammates was the hardest part of my decision, but I know the timing is right,” he added.
The International Cricket Council took to Twitter and announced the news of his retirement.