Alastair Cook quits test captaincy of England Cricket Team

Alastair Cook has decided to resign from test captaincy of England Cricket Team after a dreadful tour to India that the visitors get whacked 4-0 in the five match series. The English and Wales Cricket Board made an official confirmation of the decision by Alastair Cook and accepted his decision to step down as leader of the team. The left handed batsman led England in 59 games with the side winning 24 games and losing on 22 occasions.

One of the highlights of Cook’s tenure as captain of England team was winning the two Ashes series in England in 2013 and then 2015.He is also achieved an elusive as captain having won a series in India and South Africa. He took the leadership role after Andrew Strauss decided to call it quits from test cricket in 2012 against South Africa. The signs of weariness were showing as Cook did publicly state his desire to spend more time with his family than playing continuous cricket throughout the year.

England had a bad last year as they lost eight test matches most by any side in test cricket. They played splendidly well to clinch the series in South Africa but were to conquer their demons in the subcontinent as they did not manage to win the series against Bangladesh and India. Alastair Cook batting has also seen a decline and would be looking to perform better after being relieved of captaincy duties. Cook also captained England in one day internationals from 2010 till 2014 before being unceremoniously sacked before the 2015 Cricket World Cup played in New Zealand and Australia. He was also named 2012 Wisden Cricketer of the Year as he will look to add more runs to his tally to join an illustrious league of modern batting greats in test cricket.

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