In the ongoing Test match between England and India at the Oval, Stuart Broad expresses by saying Alastair Cook innings of 294 against India is one of his favourites.
Meanwhile, before the start of the fifth and the final Test of the series against India, Cook announced his retirement from the game.
England fast bowler, Stuart Broad has shown some tribute to teammate Alastair Cook. The former captain will hang up his boots after the ongoing Test against India at the Oval.
However, Stuart Broad said he would be unable to figure out from where to start and where to end. He is fond of Alastair Cook 294 runs against India at Edgbaston in 2011. The pacer also said it had given the bowlers a lot of time to take rest.
“My favourite Cook innings? Where do you start? I have very fond memories of his 294 against India at Edgbaston in 2011, because it gave the bowlers two and a half days’ rest,” Stuart Broad.
Moreover, Stuart Broad also speaks about the phenomenal 159 Test matches Alastair Cook has played in a row. He faced some unexpected things like a hamstring but still showed the same momentum in the cricket.
“To be able to play 159 Tests in a row is phenomenal, not just because you’d have expected him to break a finger at some point, or tweak a hamstring, but also because he’s had to come through so many ups and downs,” Stuart Broad added.
Furthermore, Broad also said it is a severe pressure when someone needs to prove a point. It is also hard work and stressful to do so. However, Alastair Cook, on the other hand, didn’t change his temperament and never flickered and proved himself.
“I know what it’s like to be under that kind of pressure when you need to prove a point, and it is hard work and stressful. But Cookie always emerged at the other end, and his temperament never changed. He never wavered.”
However, Alastair Cook played a fabulous inning of 71 runs in the first innings of the fifth Test match.