Former England captain Alastair Cook no doubt in his relationship with new test captain Joe Root will be “absolutely fine” and the Cook has assured his successor that he will get all the support that he needs in the role.
Cook was appointed as captain in the year 2012 and lead England by record 59 tests as well as Ashes series at home in the year 2013 and 2015 and also series victory in South Africa and India.
The 32-year-old England left-handed opening batsman stepped down from captaincy after 4-0 defeat in the five-test series in India at the end of last year in February.
Root replaced Cook and captaining for the first time against South Africa on July at Lord’s. Cook said to British media that “A lot will be made of it, there always is, it’s a good story to write about but I think it’ll be absolutely fine it terms of our relationship.”
Cook hopes that his changing back to just playing for the team and will be smooth. Cook said, “I feel like I can get back in the troops and get on with it and hopefully score some runs and help England win cricket games, which ultimately is what everyone wants to see.”
He has scored many centuries in Test than any of his successors and also the England’s most run-getter with 11,057 runs in 140 tests.
The players like Haseeb Hameed and Keaton Jennings became his 10 and 11 partners after the retirement of Andrew Strauss. Both the young players might have bright futures after impressive in India.
Cook said “You’re always under pressure, that’s what life is about. That is what playing international cricket or being a professional sportsman is. You’re there to score runs.”
He added, “If you don’t do that over a period of time, people will look elsewhere. That hasn’t changed and that’ll never change, whether it’s myself or Jimmy Anderson, you’ve got to play to a certain level to be picked for England or even Essex.”