Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has backed the under fire England captain Alastair Cook. Cook has been under immense pressure from all corners after failing with the bat in the ongoing series against India. Under his leadership, England have not won even once in the last nine test matches.

Ganguly said, “It might just be a blessing in disguise if captaincy is taken away from him but I am never a supporter of a captain being asked to leave. I don’t know what will happen to his future as captain but the English selectors will be horrified at the thought of losing Cook the batsman.”

He added. “The selectors must also realise that a captain is as good as his team and they should focus on picking match-winners even if they may not have buckets of runs in county cricket. They panicked after the Ashes and I just get a feeling that English crickets decisions depend on Ashes and that is so wrong. Yes, they were ordinary in Australia but some of the radical changes they have made will hurt them for a while now.”