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Former English skipper Alastair Cook keeps on crowning records on his name as he comes the first ever non-wicketkeeper Englishman to grab 150+ test catches. In the ongoing test match between England and West Indies, Cook reached the landmark figure of 150 test catches as he grabbed the red shining cherry after it edged Kieran Powell’s bat. Cook also becomes 11th player to achieve the feat.

Alastair Cook, a permanent member of the slip cordon.
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Alastair Cook has been one of the finest players ever to grace the game of cricket. A calm, composed Englishman, he kept on breaking records to establish himself as an absolute legend of the game. The illustrious career of Alastair Cook has seen the southpaw batsman tumbling records on his name. Alastair Cook went past English legend Graham Gooch’s record of 8900 runs to become England’s all time leading run-scorer in tests. With 11579 runs on his name, Cook is the only Englishman in the elite list of the 10000 run club. Cook also made a royal entry into this royal club of 10000+ runs as he became the youngest player to do so. With 146 test appearances in test cricket, he becomes England’s highest capped test player. Cook went past Alec Stewart’s record of 133 test matches.Cook’s record as a player keeps on improving day by day. Amongst the current players, Cook is the only potential player to surpass Tendulkar’s records of most test runs in the history of the game.

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