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Alastair Cook participates in World Darts Championships following World Cup axe

On Monday English cricketer Alastair Cook tried to take his mind off his trauma World Cup insult as the overturned England skipper stepped onto the oche at the World Darts Tournament.

Two days after the misery of being fired as England’s One Day International skipper and removed from the team for next year’s World Cup championship in Australia and New Zealand, Cook made his return in a darts competition to the public eye with international teammate James Anderson at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Alastair who remains England’s Test skipper took part with Anderson in a one-leg shoot-out ahead of the fifth day’s play in the World Championships and his contused ego may have been relieved a little bit after he won with a double-11 checkout.

Alastair performed under the nickname ‘Bed and Breakfast’. Alastair Cook looked in good spirits in the show and got into the oscillation of things in amongst the strident fans.

After that the pair went into the commentary box to do a stint alongside former world champion Eric Bristow, and Alastair who admitted that he was wrangling to take in what the last two days had served him.

He said on Sky Sports Darts that it has been an interesting couple of days. He added that he is downhearted and frustrated not to be joining Jimmy on the plane. Sometimes these incidents happen and He takes it on the chin and got a couple of weeks away.

He also added that it is frustrating and gutting, but that is the way of the planet and we have to get over it.

Alastair Cook is now want to spend some time on his own farm and then throwing himself into a next year crusade which involves Test series against the Caribbeans, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

He said that it is tough to talk about it at the World Cup because of the way he feels, but there are Tests in 2015, against Australia and South Africa and probably he can get back scoring runs.

 

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