Full name: Alastair Nathan Cook
Born: 25 December 1984 (age 34)
Nickname: Cookie, Chef
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Bowling: Right-arm slow
Role: Opening batsman
About AN CookAN Cook or Alastair Nathan Cook is 34 years old former English captain and left-handed batsman of England Test and ODI cricket team. Recently, he announced his retirement from international cricket on 3rd September, 2018.
Early LifeAN Cook was born on 25th December, 1984 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England as Alistair Nathan Cook to Stephanie and Graham Cook. He was raised in family with father being a telecommunication engineer and mother being a school teacher. He completed his education from St Paul’s Cathedral School in London and Bedford School. Among his personal interests he loves to play various musical instruments such as clarinet and has also written columns for newspapers such as Daily Telegraph and Metro. He started his cricket training at a very young age. He even enjoys hunting and deer stalking plus has a farm close to Leighton Buzzard where he does his farming as a part of interest.
CareerCook made his start in cricket by playing his first class with English County Cricket team Essex in 2003. Soon he managed to get a chance in international cricket by making his test debut in 2006 and scoring his first test century against India. The team at that time was under the captaincy of Andrew Flintoff. In 2007, he achieved another success by chasing his first One-day International century against India at Rose Bowl, Southampton. He made his mark on the ground as the greatest batsman of England with quality of being a prolific run-scorer in the test arena of cricketing world. He became the regular player with consistent performance in batting showing good results in various formats. These all qualities mentioned above got him appointed as Test team captain in 2012 season leading the path of success for England team with victory over India. This victory made another record since 1984/85 followed by another one under the current test team captain Joe Root. He recently took retirement from international cricket on 3rd September, 2018 after playing his 5th test against India. He has also contributed a lot in raising awareness against breast cancer and has joined hands with Everman campaign cause and David Randall Foundation. He was recently honoured with the title of Knight Bachelor on the occasion of 2019 New Year Honours.
Interesting factsHe scored his career high of 294 against India at Birmingham in 2011 and is also the second youngest player to get to 5000 runs in tests, after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
Personal LifeHe got married to Alice Hunt. Both are childhood sweethearts. He is father of two beautiful daughters; Elsie and Isabelle.
Net WorthIt is estimated to be around $3 million.