‘Runs are not very far away for’ Cook, says Sam Robson

"I'm sure runs are around the corner for him"

“I’m sure runs are around the corner for him”

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England opening batsman Sam Robson believes that captain Alastair Cook is on the verge of making a big score and silencing his critics.

Robson’s comments come after Cook only made five runs in the one innings England batted during the first Test against India in Nottingham.

“He’s been really good, he’s relaxed,” Robson told Sky Sports. “As captain, he’s been really good to the young guys and to myself coming into the side.

“Everyone’s been really supportive of him (during his dip in form). He’s scored 25 or so Test hundreds and he’s a world class player. He’s one of England’s best ever players there is no doubt about that.

“All the close followers of the game who know what they are talking about realise that as well.

“Runs are not very far away for him. It’s a tough game, it’s easy to get out and a few things haven’t gone his way in the last couple of games from what I can see.

“He’s a really level character and things aren’t necessarily happening as he would have like at the moment but I’m sure runs are around the corner for him.”

Robson is also confident that England will get back to their winning ways in the near future.

“Whilst we haven’t got a win under our belts everyone feels we are playing some pretty reasonable cricket,” he said. “Spirit and team morale has been really good, it’s a good environment and there is a really good feeling among the group in the short time that I have been involved.

“I think we all feel like we are on the right track and are not too far away from stringing some wins together. Hopefully if we can keep that up and string it altogether at the right time we can get a win under our belts and get stuck into this series.”

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