In the last innings before he hangs his boots, English cricketer Alastair Cook slammed a century to give his side a sound lead in the ongoing fifth and final Test match against India at The Oval.

Cook, who is the highest run-scorer in Tests for England, hit his 33rd Test century on Monday scoring 103 till the sides went off the ground for lunch break.

The 33-year-old English cricketer is playing the last innings of his international career.

Popularly known as ‘The Chef’, Cook’s ton, interestingly, came against the same opposition against whom he scored his first hundred on his Test debut.

Here is how Twitter reacted as ‘the Chef’ did it again:


Cook has now become the fifth Test player to score a Test century on his debut match and on his final Test match. Other than Cook, Reggie Duff (1902-1905), Bill Ponsford (1924-1934), Greg Chappell (1970-1984) and Mohammad Azharuddin (1984-2000) are the only players to achieve this feat.

On his way to his 33rd Test ton, Cook also pipped Kumar Sangakkara to become the fifth highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricket.