England captain Alastair Cook could miss the third test against Pakistan due to a groin injury. Cook, who has shown great character with the bat for England, has been the spine of the English batting in the Gulf.
Cook’s absence could be a massive blow to England’s hopes of winning the third test, in order to level the series.
On the final morning, Cook was witnessed limping miserably, thus indicating a serious concern. The England captain however, confirmed that despite the injury, he was looking forward to the third test against Pakistan. It must be noted that throughout his career, Cook has missed just one test because of injury. For a professional opener, that he is a commendable feat indeed.
“It was a bit frustrating yesterday. My body has been pretty good to me over quite a long period of time,” Cook said. “It was a little bit discomforting and a bit of a concern but it’s pulled up a bit better today,” Cook said, when asked about the status of his injury.
“We’ve got a really good medical and they are hard at work. They’ll be badgering me for the next however many days, but Jimmy just told me to drink a glass of cement and toughen up. It should be fine. It was disappointing yesterday but probably a cumulation of nine pretty hard days,” Cook concluded.