Alastair Cook, who recently called curtains on his glorious career might receive the greatest honour of getting Knighthood award. If awarded, Alastair Cook will be the youngest cricketer to achieve the award in England Cricket.
Alastair Cook marked his retirement with a glorious hundred against India at The Kennington Oval, London. It was an emotional day in the English cricket, as Cook has been pretty loyal servant over the years, especially, in the longer version of the game.
Alastair Cook can be the great ambassador:
One of the cricket enthusiasts of the game Lord Tyrie first wrote to the Cabinet Office and the Secretary of State about Cook a week after his retirement, to raise the matter. He added quite a few important lines on Cook’s astounding career.
‘It is not just that Alastair Cook is unquestionably the best batsman England have produced in recent years but that he can make a massive contribution as an ambassador for cricket at home and abroad,’ said Lord Tyrie. ‘Nobody could be more deserving.’
It would be fitting to honour him – Graham Gooch
Meanwhile, yet another stalwart player Graham Gooch gives his green signal to honour Alastair Cook. He showered words of praise on Cook for scoring the bulk of runs for England cricket across the world.
‘’Alastair is England’s greatest run-scorer and has played the greatest number of Tests for us making him an all-time great, so it would be fitting for him to be honoured this way,’ said Gooch yesterday. He’s played the game the right way, behaved the right way and set a brilliant example to everyone. He’s excelled in all areas.’’
However, it would be interesting to see whether the respective board would consider the suggestion made by the key figures in England Cricket. It will be a fitting award for Alastair Cook if his consistency in Test format is concerned.