England opener Alastair Cook, who is set to retire from international cricket after the India vs England series, is reportedly in talks with TalkSPORT to join their commentary team.
England opener Alastair Cook, who is set to retire from international cricket after the India vs England series, is reportedly in talks with TalkSPORT to join their commentary team.

England opener Alastair Cook, who is set to retire from international cricket after the India vs England series, is reportedly in talks with TalkSPORT to join their commentary team.

According to ESPN cricinfo, the 33-year-old could calling the action during England‘s tour of the West Indies early next year.

TalkSPORT had secured the free-to-air broadcasting rights for England’s tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies beating the BBC’s Test Match Special are in line to pick up the rights for England’s tour of South Africa in late 2019.

Cook, who is playing in his 161st Test for England and is their all-time leading run-getter in the format, was given a ‘fantastic reception’ by the crowd with Indian team giving him a guard of honour.

He had earlier revealed that quitting the game at the international level had been on his mind for six months. The decision has been one a while coming, as Cook endured a lean run of form since he scored an unbeaten 244 at the MCG in December 2017.

Cook first informed England captain Joe Root before the fourth Test against India at Southampton, and then told head coach Trevor Bayliss during it. After England won the match by 60 runs to wrap up the series 3-1, Cook broke the news to his team-mates in a beer-fuelled emotional speech afterwards.