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Alastair Cook clues he’s looming end as captain OF England

Cook became England captain in 2012 and promptly led his aspect to a 2-1 series win in India that year.

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London: Alastair Cook has indicated the forthcoming Test series with India can be his last as England captain.

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But the 31-year-old Essex left-hander aforesaid that no matter his future as skipper, he would love to continue his test career strictly as an opening batsman.

Cook is about to interrupt Michael Atherton’s record of fifty four Tests as England captain once he leads the tourists within the initial of five-match series with India in Rajkot on Wednesday.

Deep down i do not acumen for much longer I’m aiming to stick with it, he stated in an interview with this month’s cricketer magazine quoted by the times newspaper.

It can be 2 months, it can be a year.

Cook became England captain in 2012 and promptly led his aspect to a 2-1 series win in India that year.

In total, Cook has won twenty four of his Tests as captain, a tally that features 2 home Ashes series triumphs.

His tally of 10,688 runs in one hundred thirty five Tests is that the highest by any England batter and includes a 100 on debut, alongside India in Nagpur in 2006.

That was the primary of twenty nine tests a whole bunch, another England record, and Cook would love to come back to the ranks before he retires from international cricket.

I do foresee to the day once hopefully I will play a test match as simply a batter, there isn’t any doubt that, said Cook.

“If that ensues I’m marking to extremely relish standing initially slip and being the man who builds suggestions to whomever’s responsible and not being the man who must make the ultimate call.

“There are some robust moments and wonderful moments and you’ll be able to relish that success that small bit a lot of due to what you bear as England captain.”

Previous England captain Michael Vaughan said to BBC radio on Monday that Cook may relinquish the leadership of the team either following the India series or once the 2017/18 Ashes tour of Australia.

“These next six or seven weeks aren’t crucial for Cook, he’s breaking records and he has four or 5 years left as a batter, if his mind needs to play that long,” said Vaughan.

“He’d be a true sensible sounding board and be able to see once the new captain is below stress. He would be the right foil.”

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