[caption id="attachment_762957" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Alastair-Cook-Getty.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-762957" alt="A proposal to award Alastair Cook, who turns 34 on Christmas day, with knighthood has been tabled in the House of Lords. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Alastair-Cook-Getty.jpg" width="628" height="427" /></a> A proposal to award Alastair Cook, who turns 34 on Christmas day, with knighthood has been tabled in the House of Lords. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former England captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/alastair-cook/">Alastair Cook</a>, who called <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/alastair-cook-retires-england-legends-test-career-in-numbers-742022">time on his international career</a> in September this year after the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/read-alastair-cooks-statement-on-retirement-742005">fifth Test against India</a> at the Oval, may become the youngest cricketing knight. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in the <em>Metro</em> on Tuesday, a proposal to award Cook, who turns 34 on Christmas day, with knighthood has been tabled in the House of Lords. <p></p> <p></p> It is not just that Alastair Cook is unquestionably the best batsman England have produced in recent years but that he can make a massive contribution as an ambassador for cricket at home and abroad, Right Hon Lord Andrew Tyrie, a member of the House of Lords, who tabled a Parliamentary question proposing Cook for a knighthood, was quoted as saying in the report. <p></p> <p></p> Nobody could be more deserving. <p></p> <p></p>Cook has a glorious career scoring 12,472 runs in 161 Tests at an average of 45.35 with 33 hundreds to become England s leading scorer. He led the Three Lions a record 59 times, which included two Ashes series wins at home. However, the highlight of his career was captaining <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> in the away Test series against India six years ago, an achievement the side has recorded only twice in 42 years. <p></p> <p></p> Alastair is England s greatest run-scorer and has played the greatest number of Tests for us making him an all-time great, so it would be fitting for him to be honoured this way, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/graham-gooch/">Graham Gooch</a>, Cook s mentor at Essex, said. <p></p> <p></p> He s played the game the right way, behaved the right way and set a brilliant example to everyone. He s excelled in all areas. <p></p> <p></p>Cook s knighthood may fructify as Prime Minister Theresa May being a staunch cricket fan. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ian-botham/">Sir Ian Botham</a> is the only other living cricketing knight.