Ashes 2017/18 : Twitter Lauds Alastair Cook for Stunning Double Century at the 'G'
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 28: Alastair Cook of England walks off at the close of play after making 244 not out during day three of the Fourth Test Match in the 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

It took Alastair Cook some time to prove his mettle once again, but the former England skipper made sure to mark his return to form in style. The southpaw scored a monumental double century in the ongoing Boxing Day Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to ease the pressure off himself and put England in a commanding position.

Cook entered the Test under huge pressure, having managed just 83 runs at an average of 13.83 in the first three Ashes Tests and being without a century since his 243-run knock against the Windies at home 11 innings ago.

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In fact, some former players including Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen had even gone on to say that the southpaw might bring down curtains on his career. But just when it seemed the critics were right, England’s leading centurion and run-scorer in Tests proved them wrong with his first century at the MCG and his first in the Ashes since 2011.

Ashes 2017/18 : Twitter Lauds Alastair Cook for Stunning Double Century at the 'G'
Cook scored his 32nd Test ton (Credits: CA)

Cook finished day two of the game on 104 not out and was well supported by his successor Joe Root (49 not out), as the duo shared an unbeaten third-wicket stand of 112 to help England reach 192 for two by the close in reply to Australia’s first innings total of 327.

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Day 3, however, began on a tough note for the visitors, as they lost their skipper and in-form Dawid Malan early. But Cook held firm and continued to rack up runs from the other end to reach his double century. He was well supported by Stuart Broad who scored a quickfire fifty to help England take command of the proceedings in the penultimate Ashes Test.

Twitter, meanwhile, was quick to laud Cook for the stunning innings. At stumps on day 3, Cook was unbeaten on 244.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the knock:

https://twitter.com/benstokes38/status/946259105655721984

Ashes 2017/18 : Twitter Lauds Alastair Cook for Stunning Double Century at the 'G' Ashes 2017/18 : Twitter Lauds Alastair Cook for Stunning Double Century at the 'G' Ashes 2017/18 : Twitter Lauds Alastair Cook for Stunning Double Century at the 'G' Ashes 2017/18 : Twitter Lauds Alastair Cook for Stunning Double Century at the 'G'

 

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