Geoffrey Boycott © Getty Images
Geoffrey Boycott © Getty Images

 

July 23, 2014

 

 

Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has said that Alastair Cook is too stubborn to quit captaincy and would not move unless they get six wild stallions to pull the skipper out.

 

Cook has been heavily criticised following a seventh loss in nine Tests, but the skipper remains defiant and insists that he would not walk out on the captaincy. Boycott said that it is that stubbornness about Cook, adding that the skipper is only interested in what he sees. He also said that only a handful of people, including family and friends, think that he is still the right man to lead England, according to BBC reports.

 

Cook, who is England’s record Test century-maker, has failed to make a hundred in 27 innings. Cook became England captain following Andrew Strauss ‘ retirement in 2012; scoring three centuries in a series win in India and leading England to a 3-0 Ashes success last summer. Since then, he has overseen a 5-0 whitewash by Australia down under and a 1-0 home defeat by Sri Lanka.