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5 unknown facts about Alastair Cook

By Nilabh Aole -

England's former test skipper, Alastair Cook has decided to step down as the captain of England test team on Monday. He is one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played for England as he also has scored a maximum number of centuries for England in Test cricket. He took the job of test captaincy and led the team to the Ashes victory in 2013 and 2015.

However, Cook had conceded that he will continue to play for England in tests. Here are some unusual facts about Cook which are not known to everyone. 


1. Inclination towards music.


 In his teenage days, Cook was a phenomenal musician. As per the reports of Telegraph, he had got a clarinet through his parents as a gift when he was only eight years old. During his schooling days at the St Paul’s Cathedral, London, he had enhanced his musical skills. Even after his England debut, he had played saxophone for a program called Freefonix. Cook has also got the distinction of singing with the famous New Zealand singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

 Cook's first tour was not through his cricket, he had gone on a musical tour to Brazil and the Netherlands. At that time none of them had ever thought that he would be cricket one day and travel the whole world! 

Nilabh Aole

I am genuine cricket fan, who respect the game as well