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England batsman Eoin Morgan has announced that he is pleased to see skipper Alastair Cook “do so well” after numerous pundits and former players advised him to step down as captain.
Cook recently struggled with the bat during the first two Tests against India before scoring back-to-back half-centuries in the third Test in Southampton. In fact, Cook’s batting recovered so well that he ended up making 298 runs at an impressive average of 49.66.
“It’s great to see Cookie do so well, particularly with the rough time that he has had,” Morgan said. “It’s fantastic to see both from a player’s point of view and as a supporter.”
Morgan also admitted that he was “flattered” when his name popped up as a potential candidate to replace Cook as captain.
“That came as a huge surprise to me,” he said. “I’m flattered to have been mentioned. It’s obviously the highest honour in English cricket.
“I don’t see Cookie going anywhere any time soon. I can’t wait to be playing under him again and I’m looking forward to the series.
“I think he plays in the ideal role to be captain – he leads from the front. Guys look up to him and he has tremendous respect around the international circuit and more importantly in the changing room.”