Alastair Cook stepped down as England Test captain on Monday after leading the team in record 59 matches.
“It’s been a huge honour to be England captain and to lead the Test team over the past five years,” Cook said after his resignation.

“Stepping down has been an incredibly hard decision but I know this is the correct decision for me and at the right time for the team,” he added.

The 32-year-old became skipper in 2012 and led his country to historic Ashes wins in 2012 and 2015.

Meanwhile, England and Wales Cricket Board has started looking for new captain. Batsman Joe Root is regarded as favourite and is likely to replace Cook.

First Published | 6 February 2017 4:13 PM
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