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India tour of England 2014: Michael Vaughan admits being wrong about Alastair Cook

Michael Vaughan had said that Alastair Cook should be dropped from the England side © Getty Images
Michael Vaughan had said that Alastair Cook should be dropped from the England side © Getty Images

Aug 12, 2014

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has admitted that he was wrong in suggesting Alastair Cook to be dropped after England’s defeat in second Test at Lord’s.

“No question, I was wrong. Two and a half weeks ago, I said a break would’ve done him good.”, Michael Vaughan said on BBC Radio 5 Live’s the Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show.

Vaughan had previously said that Alastair Cook should be replaced by Eoin Morgan. But, Cook regained form in the third Test match where he scored a terrific 95.

“He got off to a great start by winning the toss, batted first and he went out there and played brilliantly to score 95. There was a bit of fortune when he was dropped by Ravindra Jadeja at third slip on 15 – and I think that one catch is the real twist of the whole series. If Jadeja had caught Cook on 15, I really felt at that time, it would’ve been a disaster for the side.”, said Vaughan.

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