Jeremy Wright (DCMS) comments on Alastair Cook Retirement from International Cricket
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright comments on Alastair Cook's retirement from international cricket.
"In becoming England's most-capped player, highest run-scorer and an Ashes-winning captain, Alastair Cook can look back on an illustrious international career.
"His leadership and record-breaking achievements have secured his place in the history books and I know he will continue to inspire many people to get involved in the game."
As England's highest-scoring batsman Alastair Cook had a prolific batting career, making 12,254 runs including 32 centuries. He played in 160 Tests and amassed 12,254 runs, 32 centuries, 56 half centuries - including 1420 fours and 11 sixes.
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