ISBN 9780241401439 – Michael Joseph – Penguin UK: Paperback 288 pp – Sep 2019
Alastair Nathan Cook was born in Gloucester, December 1984. He is an English cricketer. He plays for Essex County Cricket Club and previously for England. Cook is the fifth highest Test scorer of all time.
He is regarded as England’s most successful batsman ever and now he is an icon and role model in sport.
Outside of cricket, Alastair has written columns in the Telegraph and Metro, he is a talented saxophone player and donates his time to raising money for cancer charities and the David Randall Foundation. He is now married with three children.
Alastair Cook is England’s greatest ever cricket player and this is his awe-inspiring memoir.
He is the greatest batsman to ever play for England’s Cricket Team, one of the most gifted players in the world, but in 2018 he played his final game.
At 33, Alastair Cook announced his retirement from sport. The English Cricket Team was left reeling and, ahead of the Ashes, on a burning search for a player worthy of his place.
Now, he tells a no-holds-barred, close-up account of his last chapter, his 33rd and last Test hundred, an intimate tale of his life- his family, of the man he is today and the man he will be – after cricket.
An icon, a role model and one of the loveliest men alive, Alastair is lauded as a person as well as a player and this is his never-before-heard story.