Twitter reacts to the retirement of Alastair Cook

England opener Alastair Cook announced that he would give up Test cricket after the fifth Test against India at the Oval and naturally Twitter provided a diverse spectrum of reactions.

There was a lot of praise and support…

David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd felt that there should be no place for sentiment in Test cricket and called on England not to pick Cook for the Oval Test.

While others hoped for a glorious swansong:

Cook had a career worthy of a farewell message direct from the ICC CEO.

And we couldn’t leave without mentioning that one Test wicket.

Thanks for the memories Cooky.