Cook includes two Pakistani in the toughest bowlers’ list


England’s leading runs scorer in Test and former skipper Alastair Cook has named three fast-bowlers who were the toughest to face in his entire career. Two of these bowlers belonged to Pakistan while other one from Australia.

The 32-year-old said Pakistani pacers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif have been the toughest bowlers to face. He credited their fiery pace as well as both swing and seam.

He also mentioned an unusual pick from Australia. Cook said Stuart Clark was hard to get away as he bowled good channels of line and length.

Cook has played 140-matches and scored 11,057 runs with 30 centuries.

In the extensive career, he has faced numerous talented bowlers like Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Saeed Ajmal, Mitchell Johnson, Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc, Muthiah Muralidaran and others. It is surprising that he mentioned Amir, Asif and Clark.

Cook struggled against Amir in both 2010 and 2017 series. Amir had got him out on a numerous occasions.