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WATCH: Indian players congratulate Alastair Cook on his last Test innings

Dixit Bhargav

Indian players congratulate Alastair Cook

Indian players congratulate Alastair Cook: Indian players ran up to the former England captain after he was dismissed for the last time in his career.

In which will go down as one of the most heartening sights in the game of cricket, each and every Indian player on the ground ran up to Alastair Cook to congratulate him on a record-breaking Test career.

It happened after Cook was dismissed for one last time in his international career. Just as Cook was walking back to the pavilion, Indian players rushed towards him, wishing him also for the exceptional innings which he had put on display in his final innings.

Just as Cook received an unending standing applause when he completed his century, a carbon copy of that reaction was seen from the crowd when he got out as well.

Having opened the batting for England in the second innings, Cook stayed in the middle for 94 overs, scoring his 33rd Test century. In his final international appearance for England, he ended up scoring 147 (286) with the help of 14 fours.

In which was a quintessential Alastair Cook innings, he was seen waiting for the bad deliveries and respected the good ones. Perhaps, the first time in the series, but the Indian bowlers appeared lackluster today. Ishant Sharma getting a niggle further increased their problems.

Apart from being dropped yesterday, Cook hardly gave any other chance to the opposition in his almost flawless innings. Having stitched a 259-run partnership with Joe Root, Cook yet again put on display his skills of building stands with his partners, something which he has been known for throughout his career.

Their stand had also seen Root scoring a Test century after more than a year, the highest that he has been without a Test century. When Cook was walking back to the pavilion, Root was seen watching him from the dressing room for the last time.

Having dismissed Root on a ball before as his maiden Test wicket, it was Hanuma Vihari who dismissed Cook in his last Test innings.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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