100 in the final innings could not have happened to a more deserving batter. #AlastairCook
– Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 10, 2018
That was a very special moment … All of us who have the privilege of being here today will remember that forever … #Cook # 100 … If any person deserves to be detached, it's Alastair … Fairy tales happen …
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 10, 2018
– Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 10, 2018
A century in your last entries. And an ovation that seemed like it would never end. It was, as Joe Root said, "written in the stars." What a moment for the mighty Alastair Cook.
– Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 10, 2018
England's highest scorer retires at the age of 33.
Even an average Indian hitter would not voluntarily retire at 40.
An average Sri Lankan cricketer would take his 4th retirement at 42.
Shahid Afridi will probably make his cricket come back from his deathbed.#AlastairCook
– SAGAR (@sagarcasm) September 3, 2018
Along with 33 Test Hundreds, Cook also has 57 and a half centuries from 160 test matches, the highest being 294. The left-handed hitter also holds the world record to appear in 158 consecutive Tests. Cook also became the number 13 cricketer in England and the 40th overall to score a century in the final game of his career trial.
Resuming his tickets in 46, Cook along with skipper Joe Root, played extremely well in difficult conditions. The Indian bowlers did everything possible to break the partnership between Cook and Root, but they failed. Cook's century was intertwined with 8 fours while Root took a more aggressive route reaching 11 fours and a solitary 6 for his 92 undefeated. After not being able to open his account in the first entry, Root made sure that he made peace with his fiery blow. England was 243/2, leading India with 283 races at lunch.