Retiring England batsman Alastair Cook got a really unique gift at the end of Day 4 of the Oval test match, which tends to be his last match in the England shirt in international cricket.
Cook, who is famously called by the name of ‘Chef’ by his fans, was attending the press conference after the end of the day’s play when British journalists presented him with 33 bottles of beer to honour his 33 Test centuries.
Each bottle contained messages from the members of the media who have covered the illustrious career of England’s “greatest player ever”.
One of the journalists said, “On behalf of all the media, we appreciate everything you have done as a player and captain for England over the years, particularly the way you dealt with us (the media).”
“We just want to show you our appreciation for everything. You told us once that you are not really a wine drinker but you are a beer man. So we got you 33 bottles of beer. And on each beer, there’s a little message from each member of the media.”
Cook accepted the gift graciously and said, “Thank you very much, guys,” before shaking hands with the journalists.
According to reports, Cook could miss the last day’s play as Cook’s wife Alice is expecting their third child and he might not be able to attend the day’s play if his wife goes into labour.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar