The inaugural Men’s Hundred competition happened last year in England, with star players from across the planet participating in the tournament. There were many international stars who decided against playing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the players who participated in the tournament was Chris Cooke.
The Glamorgan player received a contract from Birmingham Phoenix ahead of the Men’s Hundred competition. He got to play only four matches for the team, where he scored 20 runs in three innings, and his highest score was 11. His strike rate was less than 100, while his average was in the single digits.
Because of his poor performance, the wicket-keeper batter was released by Birmingham Phoenix. However, looking at Chris Cooke’s latest Twitter activity, it seems like he did not have any communication with the franchise before learning about his release.
All eight teams participating in the Men’s Hundred 2022 competition announced their respective lists of retained and released players ahead of the second edition of the big event. Chris Cooke’s name was missing on the retained players list.
He took to Twitter and commented the following words under a post that showed the name of retained players ahead of the Men’s Hundred 2022.
“Nice to find out via Twitter” (3 laughing emojis and one thumbs up.)
Nice to find out via twitter 😂😂😂👍🏻
— Chris Cooke (@Cooky_24) February 22, 2022Advertisement
Chris Cooke played alongside Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali in Men’s Hundred 2021
The Birmingham Phoenix men’s team was stacked with some big names like Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone last season. Liam was in excellent touch as he scored 348 runs for the team in nine matches at a strike rate of 178.46 and an average of more than 50.
Imran Tahir, Adam Milne and Moeen Ali also played for the franchise. However, they could not lead the team to the championship. It will be interesting to see how Birmingham Phoenix performs in Men’s Hundred 2022.