Anderson called Cook a bore off and even asserted that he should have retired two years back, before realising that he has not turned his camera off. Obviously it was all staged. Cheap thrills though.
Anderson called Cook a bore off and even asserted that he should have retired two years back, before realising that he has not turned his camera off. Obviously it was all staged. Cheap thrills though.

Alastair Cook has been called as “the most down-to-earth superstar” by his current captain Joe Root, Andrew Strauss called his England’s greatest ever. But do you know what James Anderson, England’s leading wicket-taker called England’s leading run-getter and close pal, Cook.

A Bore Off. Yes, you read that right.

But before you read more in to it, to clarify it was all in good humour. After recording a straight forward video congratulating Cook on his marvellous career, Anderson put his camera down with the recording still on and went on to rant about his former England skipper only to realise his folly.

He called Cook a bore off and even asserted that he should have retired two years back, before realising that he has not turned his camera off. Obviously it was all staged. Cheap thrills though.

Here what Anderson said: “Congratulations mate, it’s been a right laugh. Well done pal. That’ll do. Don’t even like the bloke anyway. All he bangs on about is farming this, farming that. It’s lambing season. Who cares mate? Bore off. He should have retired two years ago,” he was heard saying after which Anderson acted as if he didn’t know that the camera was still on.

You can watch the video here: