Alastair Cook in pictures: From schoolboy to England record holder

Cook in school days
Alastair Cook spent five years as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral School
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Cook shuns the school jumper in favour of the untucked shirt look
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Bored with French, Alastair?
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Lunchtime for Cook and his fellow pupils
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Aged eight, Cook once made 110 out of a total of 127 for St Paul's
Alastair Cook and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Cook (second from left) sang with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at St Paul's. He also once performed for the Queen
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Cook during his St Paul's days and as a 15-year-old
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Alastair Cook collects the PCA Young Cricketer of the Year award in 2005
Cook in Pakistan
Cook makes friends during England's tour of Pakistan in 2005
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Cook becomes the youngest England player to score a century on Test debut, against India in 2006
Graeme Swann and Alastair Cook
Cook gets a smacker from Graeme Swann as England celebrate winning the Ashes in 2009
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Cook scored 766 runs at an average of 127.66 in England's Ashes triumph in Australia in 2010-11
Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss and Stuart Broad
Cook is named England ODI captain alongside Test skipper Andrew Strauss and T20 captain Stuart Broad
Alastair Cook and Alice Hunt
Cook the tractor driver draws a crowd as he celebrates his wedding countryside-style
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Cook the Test captain in the midst of a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia in 2013-14
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Cook celebrates a thrilling victory over New Zealand in the first Test, thanks in no small part to his second-innings 162
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Cook celebrates breaking Graham Gooch's Test run record in typically understated fashion