Alastair Cook Nominated for Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year


Alastair Cook’s farewell century for England has been revealed as one of the five nominations for the greatest sporting moment of the year for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018, and you can vote for him by clicking here.

This is a new award for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with the winning moment being announced at the ceremony on Sunday 16 December.

As we all know, Alastair bowed out of international cricket against India in September, and he did it in style, by scoring a century, just as he started it.

He was given a standing ovation by the crowd at The KIA Oval after reaching three figures in what was clearly an emotional and heart-warming moment for everyone, then again when he left the field for the final time after being caught behind for 147.

Cooky finished his international career with plenty of England Test accolades, including having scored more runs and made more centuries for England than any other Test player.