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As Alastair Cook stands down as captain, let's just celebrate the fact he's a beautiful, beautiful man

As Alastair Cook stands down as captain, let's just celebrate the fact he's a beautiful, beautiful man

Alastair Cook’s captaincy of England will be remembered most fondly for Ashes victories against Australia in 2013 and 2015, but Cook should also be remembered as England’s most handsome leader.

The 32-year-old has been a steady hand at England’s tiller since 2012, and looks just great in an England shirt and cap, the Waitrose sponsorship oozing class.

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (David Davies/PA)
(David Davies/PA)

Cook’s got the lot: 30 Test centuries, 11,057 Test runs and kind eyes.

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (Martin Rickett/PA)
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Check out that jawbone. We choose to believe he’s leaning on an imaginary lamppost here, but he could equally be striking a pose on the catwalk.

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (Rui Vieira/PA)
(Rui Vieira/PA)

With or without a helmet, Cook looks great, furrowed brow and all.

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (Tim Goode/PA)
(Tim Goode/PA)

As well as a fine cover drive, Cook also has many model poses in his armoury.

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (Martin Rickett/PA)
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Oh, Alastair.

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

He’s got head boy written all over him, hasn’t he?

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (Steve Parsons/PA)
(Steve Parsons/PA)

Here’s Cook looking awesome at the oche – silk shirt, nice.

Alastair Cook at the darts - (John Walton/PA)
(John Walton/PA)

Bat in hand, is there a more beautiful cricketer to gaze upon?

Former England captain Alastair Cook - (Anthony Devlin/PA)
(Anthony Devlin/PA)

One for the cricket purists there, perhaps.

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