07 February 2017 Current Affairs: Alastair Cook on 6 Februray 2017 resigned as the captain of the England test cricket team. Cook submitted his resignation to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves.
However, Cook has stated his willingness to continue playing on as a batsman in the longest format of the game.
Highlights of Alastair Cook’s career : Statistics: A left-handed opening batsman, Cook started his international career with a test match against India in March 2006.
He played his first one day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford, England in June 2006.
So far, Alastair Cook played 140 matches and scored 11,057 runs from 253 innings. His test career includes 53 half-centuries, 30 centuries and 3 double centuries.
So far, he scored 3204 runs in 92 ODIs. The score includes 19 half-centuries and 5 centuries.
He has led England in a record 69 one-day internationals between 2010 and 2014.
So far, he played four T20 International (T20I) matches and scored 61 runs with a strike rate of 112.96.
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