Sir Alastair Cook dinner has acquired his knighthoood for companies to cricket, after being dubbed by the Queen throughout a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Cook dinner, 34, retired from Take a look at cricket after scoring 100 in his last innings at The Oval towards India in September 2018, after 161 Take a look at appearances for England, and 12,472 runs – each data.
He’s the primary England cricketer to obtain a knighthood since Sir Ian Botham in 2007, and the primary since New Zealand’s Sir Richard Hadlee in 1990 to take action whereas nonetheless an energetic participant. He’ll proceed to play for Essex this 12 months after signing a brand new three-year deal final season.
“Seeing my title up there in no matter capability – you simply do not get used to it,” Cook dinner stated after the ceremony. “You by no means get used to it and I do not suppose I’ll ever get used to seeing my title with a Sir earlier than it.”
Cook dinner acquired his honour after kneeling in entrance of the Queen to be dubbed on the shoulders, earlier than receiving his medal and fascinating in a brief chat afterwards.
“It’s simply bizarre, when you find yourself advised you must simply stroll and kneel, that you must get so nervous,” he stated.
“I’ve performed cricket in entrance of many 1000’s and carried out okay however you get simply as nervous simply strolling and kneeling, which could be very unusual.”