Sir Alastair Cook- Former Cricketer (In a Nutshell)
- Sir Alastair Cook was born in England on December 25th, 1984.
- Having being knighted aged 32 on February 26th, 2019 is a good achievement.
- He retired from international Cricket in 2018.
- Playing for Essex since 2003 until now is impressive as was being captain of England in Test Cricket and One Day International Cricket.
- “In the end, playing for England means very little if you don’t see the rest of the world around you. It is why I hate prima donnas and arrogance.”- Sir Alastair Cook
Sir Alastair Cook- Former Cricketer (Nitty Gritty)
- “As cricketers we fail all the time. You score a hundred every now and again but you get out between nought and 20 far more often. If you get 50, you feel bad because you should have got a hundred. Even if you get a hundred, you feel you should have got 150. So you’re always failing.”- Sir Alastair Cook
- He made 33 100s and 57 50s, which is a remarkable record for someone who has played 161 Tests, as a left handed opening batsman.
Sir Alastair Cook- Former Cricketer (What set him apart)
- “Playing for England is such a huge honour – it should always remain that.”- Sir Alastair Cook
- “Everyone has technical flaws – no matter how many runs you score.”- Sir Alastair Cook
- “Franchise cricket is here to stay because of money.”- Sir Alastair Cook
- He captained England in 59 Tests and 69 One Day Internationals.
- “Your only England captain for a very short space of time.”- Sir Alastair Cook
- “Nobody walks over me, and no-one will walk over me, ever.”- Sir Alastair Cook
Sir Alastair Cook- Former Cricketer (Final Thoughts)
- “I’ve got that ruthlessness inside me. All good captains have to be able to say things like that – with good man-management skills.”- Sir Alastair Cook
- “The one thing about professional sport is it’s all about results, and at the end of the day, if someone is employing you and you’re not scoring runs or you’re not taking wickets, they ain’t going to carry on doing it, and there’s no any other way of saying that; that’s unfortunately the ruthless business of professional sport.”- Sir Alastair Cook