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It's official! Sir Alastair Cook receives his knighthood from the Queen

The 34-year-old is the first cricketer to receive to receive a knighthood since Sir Ian Botham in 2007, and is only the 10th cricketer to have received the honour...

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Former England captain Alastair Cook, sorry, Sir Alastair Cook received his knighthoood for services to cricket during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old is the first cricketer to receive to receive a knighthood since Sir Ian Botham in 2007.

He is also only the 10th cricketer ever to receive a knighthood and is the first receive the honour while still playing county cricket.

"Seeing my name up there in whatever capacity - you just don't get used to it," he said after the ceremony.

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Alastair Cook is the 10th cricket knight

"You never get used to it and I don't think I will ever get used to seeing my name with a Sir before it."

Cook retired from international cricket at the end of England's five-match Test series against India, scoring a century in his final innings at The Oval. He finished his career as their leading run-scorer in Test cricket.

"It is just weird, when you are told you have to just walk and kneel, that you should get so nervous," he said of the actual moment he was knighted.

"I have played cricket in front of many thousands and done OK but you get just as nervous just walking and kneeling, which is very strange." 

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