Alastair Cook Biography

( 1984 - )
February 27, 2019
First published on:July 23, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Alastair Cook

Date of Birth: 1984, December 25
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Alastair Nathan Cook
Famous Name Alastair Cook
Father Graham Cook
Mother Stephanie Cook
Birth Place Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Boyfriend No
Currently Married Yes
Married to Alice Hunt
Children 2 daughters

Alastair Nathan Cook AKA Alistair Cook is a former professional left-handed batsman and former captain of  England Test and One Day International Cricket team.

 

He was considered as one of the greatest batsmen of England and is a prolific runscorer in the test arena in the modern cricketing world. Cook took retirement from international cricket on September 3, 2018.

Alistair Cook’s Early Career

Alistair Cook is of English nationality and was born on 25 December 1984 in  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England to mother, Stephanie Cook who was school teacher by professional and father, Graham Cook who was telecommunications engineer.

Cook was fond of playing a musical instrument especially the clarinet when he was a child. Cook began to take cricket seriously since his early childhood days.

Alistair Cook’s Net worth and Salary

According to 2017, he was paid £1.7 million that includes being paid for all three formats of cricket which is Test, One day international and Twenty 20 games.

Looking at his long, illustrious and successful career, he must be amassed a great deal of fortune through his professional career as a cricketer. Hence his net worth is estimated to be in the range of $3 million.

Alistair Cook’s  Career

He started his first-class career with English county cricket team Essex in 2003. Cook made his test debut in 2006 and scored his first test century against India on 1 March 2006 for England team led by Andrew Flintoff.

He scored his first One-day international century against India on 21 August 2007 at Rose Bowl, Southampton. After his consistent performances and winning efforts with his bat, he was elected as the Test team captain by replacing the previous captain Andrew Strauss on 29 August 2012.

He led the England team to win their first Test series victory over India led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni which has players such as Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the team. The victory was first since 1984/85 and is currently for England cricket Test cricket team led by current captain Joe Root.

Cook took retirement from international cricket on September 3, 2018, after 5th test against India.

Alistair Cook’s Personal Life

Currently 33, he stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall. He has written column s for newspapers such as Daily Telegraph and Metro. He is also known as for his time with the charity foundation such as his contribution in raising awareness against breast cancer, Everman campaign cause, and David Randall Foundation.

It is known besides his passion for cricket, he has a fondness for farming. He has a farm which is very close to Leighton Buzzard and Cook is also known for his other fondness for hunting and deer stalking.

Talking about his personal life, the England batsman is married to his wife and his childhood sweetheart, Alice Hunt in December 2011. The couple is blessed with two daughters, Elsie born on 3 April 2014 and  Isabelle born on 13 October 2016.

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