ENGLAND legend Alastair Cook was clean bowled by a 15-YEAR-OLD during a village cricket match on Monday evening.
The 37-year-old, who is contracted to Essex, was featuring for Bedfordshire Young Farmers CC in their Heritage Cup quarter-final against Potton Town.
Alastair Cook was bowled by teenager Kyran Shackleton during a village gameCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Essex star Cook retired from international cricket in 2018Credit: Getty Images – Getty
One of the greatest batsmen in cricket history, Cook is England‘s all-time leading run scorer in Tests with 12,472 runs.
He surpassed Graham Gooch’s 20-year-old record of 8,900 runs in 2015, before retiring from international cricket three years later.
He is the fifth-highest Test run scorer of all time, with no other left-handed batsmen boasting more runs in the long format of the game.
And he made a decent start to the innings for Bedfordshire in their 12-over clash against Potton after hitting three boundaries from his opening 14 balls, scoring 20 runs in total.
But in what was the highlight of the match, Cook was then clean bowled by teenager Kyran Shackleton in his 15th ball.
Incredibly, the youngster wasn’t even born when Cook made his Test debut against India in March 2006.
Fast bowler Shackleton starred with the ball, as he picked up four wickets from his four overs, giving away 37 runs.
He was Town’s best performer as they beat the Young Farmers by 26 runs.
Fans were quick to praise Shackleton on social media, as one user tweeted: “What a fantastic memory – well bowled, Kyran!”
Another remarked: “I want to be Kyran when I grow up.”
A third added: “Sheesh! Done him for pace as well.”
This supporter then quipped: “Cook always had a weakness against top class pace bowling.”
Meanwhile one said: “This is amazing, well done Kyran! Horrible shot from Cook though.”
Another simply stated: “Class memory for the lad.”
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