The day DECEMBER 14, Cooky's 150th test. The first English men to play 150 test matches and the most successful test batsman for England. For me the best ever opening batsman I have ever seen. The reason he's playing his 150th test match is the character which is necessary for every test batsman. I have been a fan of his captaincy more than his batting, actually fan of his selfless batting and captaincy, I admire him a lot. Such a calm, cool, soft spoken person he is❤.He never likes to be involved in sledging or those kinds of acts. He always tries to focus on his game and if someone tries to sledge him, he just takes the words and concerntrates back on his game. He is the best at his job. He's the fastest to 11,000 runs and that's not a small thing. People say he can break Sachin's record of most test runs. I can see it happening.👑
He is a man who can do it and he will do it. One thing I want to clear that he's going to play for more than 4 years so there's should not be any questions. He's not going to retire.
It takes a lot to be England's captain because of it's history, past records and wherever they lose they just get criticism because of that past. Other than these things, it's naturally hard to be a captain. He had highs and lows in his career. He worked hard on himself, with his team and made England's test side that what it is today. He was out of the form at some point of time in his career, he struggled, he failed but everytime he managed to stand-up and face the world. It's really hard to start things all over again with that same passion, aggression and he is the only one I have seen who has managed to do it again and again. It takes a real metal effort to be back like the old ones. We have seen Cooky getting out on low scores but we have also seen him scoring 💯 in difficult conditions, lead by example. It's really hard for an opening batsman to make big scores while you have to resist that new ball and that's why he's a legend. He is the master of batting in those conditions.
Tomorrow he will be working out wearing that 3 lions cap marked 150, we may get to see a new Alastair Cook all over again.👑
PC & CC : Sushree