Once again Alastair Cook has faced criticism recently by his own country man former England skipper Michael Vaughan. Recently Shane Warne, Steve Waugh, now Michael Vaughan criticized Cook for his performance. Vaughan suggested to England Cricket Board to move him from the ‘captain’ designation. Michael criticize severely England captain Alastair Cook’s “poor tactics” in the ongoing Lord’s Test against India.
According to the Vaughan, Cook has been given many chances to prove himself. He is not enjoying the cricket right now and the team is drowning added the former skipper said. England could easily win the second Test against India but because of “poor tactics” they were left chasing the game. Cook’s role and his drowning performance come under increasing perusal after nine winless Tests and 26 innings without a century, his most recent failure coming in this week’s second Test against India at Lord’s. Not only Vaughan, Ex-England players such as Geoffrey Boycott and Alec Stewart also criticized Cook for his captaincy. They suggested that Cook should leave captaincy as he is unable to clasp the pressure of captaincy for many days. Vaughan gave a sincere opinion that is England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should take initiative for the sake of future of England’s cricket and Cook and if that means taking the captaincy away then so be it.
Vaughan has gone through the same situation when he could not buy a run in his first series against South Africa and struggled in Sri Lanka. He had gone under depression at that moment, said former England Skipper. He also suggested that Cook should talk to the coach to overcome this problem. If we look back to the cricket history we could see that many players had had to give up the captaincy to carry on being a player. It is the right moment that Cook should leave the captaincy and focus on his batting because then the team would be in a better position and he will enjoy his life more and more. Vaughan criticized the Cook’s strategy in the first innings of the second Test against India at Lord’s. England could have bowled India out for 150 but Cook’s “poor tactics” backfired as India recovered from 145-7 to post 295 all out.