Alastair Cook's 30th birthday today
Cook already dubbed as a living legend in making captained English Test and ODI cricket teams and became the youngest cricketer to reach a number of scoring milestones.
Cric Buzz says “Nothing describes Cook’s ability to score runs more than his high scores in Test cricket. He has more Test centuries than any other English batsman to have played the game. More than the number of centuries, what’s impressive is his hunger for big runs even after scoring a hundred.”
He joined the Essex Academy at age 15, and made his first-class debut right after he finished school, at the end of the 2003 season.
He became the youngest English-born cricketer to reach 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000 runs, and scored centuries in 2009 to help England beat Australia at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the first time in seven decades.
Cook married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Hunt, in December of 2011.