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Alastair Cook (Getty Images)

England’s all-time leading run-getter Alastair Cook has announced he’s retiring from Test cricket. The fifth and final Test against India at Kennington Oval will be his last in England shirt.

The 33-year-old made the stunning announcement in a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board [ECB] on Monday.

As Cook brings down curtains on a 12-year-long career, former cricketers paid tribute to England’s leading run-scorer in Tests.