A stunning triple photo collage to celebrate Alastair Cook's fairytale farewell to test cricket. Alastair Cook announced his retirement shortly before England's final test of the series against India at the Oval. He was given a guard of honour by the Indian team culminating in a warm handshake from captain Virat Kohli as he walked out to bat on day 1 - after getting dismissed for 71 in the first innings, the match afforded one last opportunity to sign off in style in the 2nd innings. Anticipation and tension grew as he neared his century which in the end arrived in comedic fashion with 4 overthrows - the ovation he received as he reached his hundred lasted for several minutes - a testament to the popularity of the player and the man - a record breaking run machine and a true gentleman.
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