Alastair Cook marked his farewell Test innings with a hundred at The Oval. The cricket world and beyond shared their tributes on Twitter.
That was a very very special moment ... All of us who are privileged to be here today will remember that forever ... #Cook #100 ... If any person deserves that send off it's Alastair ... Fairytales do happen ...— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 10, 2018
Crying like a baby here at the oval and not afraid to admit it #hero— Niall John O Brien (@niallnobiobrien) September 10, 2018
Bloody hell! Cook 100!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) September 10, 2018
Richly deserved having had to face a brand new Duke's ball for 12yrs!
Congratulations Alastair Cook #Champion Innings— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) September 10, 2018
Longest standing applause I've ever seen! Well done Oval crowd, brilliant Alastair Cook. #FirstAndLast— Mel 'MJ' Jones (@meljones_33) September 10, 2018
Just seen has got the 100 lad is just quality...good things happen to good people in the end #legend— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) September 10, 2018
I am part of this piece of history..dropped cookie in his 90s on his debut...now here he is.. what a LEGEND pic.twitter.com/DkhITPocAR— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 10, 2018
Alongside all his achievements as a player and captain - including this, his 33rd Test century - Alastair has inspired thousands of cricket players and fans across our country. He leaves a lasting legacy to British sport and I wish him all the best for the future. #ENGvIND— Theresa May (@theresa_may) September 10, 2018
Goodbye, Alastair Cook.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 10, 2018
We've had our differences, but it would be churlish not to acknowledge your enormous contribution to English cricket.
You made the very best of your abilities, worked ferociously hard, scored a barrel-load of runs & ended on a high. Congratulations. pic.twitter.com/qJpMJKOQRc
What an innings Alastair Cook, the only way it could be more fairytale is if with the final delivery he clobbers a six and the ball lands on @piersmorgan— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) September 10, 2018
A century in your last innings. And an ovation that looked like it would never end. It was, as Joe Root said, "written in the stars". What a moment for the mighty Alastair Cook.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 10, 2018
Brilliant ton from Alistair Cook! What a way to go out!! #ENGvsIND— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 10, 2018
YES Chef!!! What an incredible fairytale last innings for one of worlds greatest batsman! He's been an inspiration and an example to so many! Nobody deserves it more #ThankYouChef— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) September 10, 2018
Well done Cooky ..!!— Paras Khadka (@paras77) September 10, 2018
Absolutely Brilliant .....@englandcricket
Fitting final innings for Alastair Cook. 100 in his last test innings must be a very fulfilling feeling, along the way also becoming the 5th highest run scorer in test history .— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 10, 2018
Alastair Cook - talented, mentally strong, modest and a team player. Bravo.— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) September 10, 2018