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Alastair Cook, the England Test skipper has indicated that the Test series against India might be his last stint as captain. He is contemplating to shrug off this responsibility to concentrate on his batting more, “I do look forward to the day when hopefully I can play a Test match as just a batter, there’s no doubt about that,” said Cook.
“If that happens I am going to really enjoy standing at first slip and being the bloke who makes suggestions to whoever’s in charge and not being the bloke who has to make the final decision.
“It makes me feel very satisfied that I’ve been able to do it for a long period of time and I’ve had a really good crack at it.
“There have been some tough moments and amazing moments and you can enjoy that success that little bit more because of what you go through as England captain,in,” said the England captain.
Cook took over the responsibility of the captain in the year 2012 succeeding Andrew Strauss. Under him, England has won 25 games out of 54. He is set to become the most-capped captain for England, taking over Mike Atherton record of 54. Captaincy to Cook came with a dual role as he had a task of leading the team, in addition to that he also had to find a new opening partner for himself, a task in which he is yet to stamp a Yes. Since the retirement of Strauss, England has deployed 9 openers to open with Cook, but none of them have been able to own that spot.