Alastair Cook defended his captaincy by stating that he was trying all that he could to salvage some pride for England in the current Ashes series and also stated that he wouldn’t be too disappointed if he was stripped off captaincy if England had a better candidate.
“It would hurt and I’ve got no plans of going anywhere.
I’m desperately trying to use as much of my experience of playing 100 Tests to help turn this team around.
“I know that it starts with a lot of hard work and it starts with a performance or two that we jump on the back of.
“I’m 100 percent wanting to carry on. If someone makes that decision, and says ‘We think there’s a better man’ or ‘You’re not good enough to do it’, then I have to take that on the chin because as a captain, you’re responsible for the team.”
Cook was in the England team that was crushed 5-0 by Australia seven years ago and may face a repeat performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the final Test starting on Friday.
“It’s quite a long time ago now. I think this one obviously, because it’s in the present, hurts quite a lot, especially as I’m captain as well, it probably hurts even more,” he said.
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