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18 Special Quotes From Alastair Cook

18 Special Quotes From Alastair Cook
18 Special Quotes From Alastair Cooke

It's quite nice to switch off and not see anything to do with cricket.

Alastair Cook

I suppose you could say I was always having to defend my style of captaincy. I did get a lot of criticism - some of it justified, other times as part of a tactic.

Alastair Cook

I am hugely honoured and proud to be receiving a knighthood.

I am hugely honoured and proud to be receiving a knighthood.

Alastair Cook

There's nothing worse than going out without contributing.

There's nothing worse than going out without contributing.

Alastair Cook

You don't get to the top in professional sport without being hard and tough, but I do that in my way. I don't shout or scream, but I am determined and I will push harder than 99 per cent of cricketers in training.

You don't get to the top in professional sport without being hard and tough, but I do that in my way. I don't shout or scream, but I am determined and I will push harder than 99 per cent of cricketers in training.

Alastair Cook

You need to come to terms with the fact that you are not an international cricketer anymore and that's certainly difficult to come to terms with. But then I love going to my farm and spending time with my family. Drop and pick up my kids from school and play cricket as well.

You need to come to terms with the fact that you are not an international cricketer anymore and that's certainly difficult to come to terms with. But then I love going to my farm and spending time with my family. Drop and pick up my kids from school and play cricket as well.

Alastair Cook

The delight you feel in that split second you score your first hundred is so intense it can't be repeated.

The delight you feel in that split second you score your first hundred is so intense it can't be repeated.

Alastair Cook

Test cricket gives ultimate satisfaction that I don't think any other type of cricket does due to the nature and longevity of it.

Test cricket gives ultimate satisfaction that I don't think any other type of cricket does due to the nature and longevity of it.

Alastair Cook

That is one of the great things about Test cricket, the ball. Sometimes it swings conventionally, sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it reverses.

That is one of the great things about Test cricket, the ball. Sometimes it swings conventionally, sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it reverses.

Alastair Cook

It hurts like hell when you come into a contest and you end up being second best.

It hurts like hell when you come into a contest and you end up being second best.

Alastair Cook

The family farm plays such a big part in my life and I genuinely love going back there. In some ways I'd like to spend every day there, but there would be a big hole in my life if I didn't stay involved in cricket.

The family farm plays such a big part in my life and I genuinely love going back there. In some ways I'd like to spend every day there, but there would be a big hole in my life if I didn't stay involved in cricket.

Alastair Cook

Being a dad is best thing you can do, it's very exciting.

Being a dad is best thing you can do, it's very exciting.

Alastair Cook

When I'm away from cricket I switch off totally. Otherwise I would never be able to keep that same hunger.

When I'm away from cricket I switch off totally. Otherwise I would never be able to keep that same hunger.

Alastair Cook

As cricketers we're judged on the average we have from being a 21-year-old who's just come into international cricket to the day you retire.

As cricketers we're judged on the average we have from being a 21-year-old who's just come into international cricket to the day you retire.

Alastair Cook

Everyone has technical issues - you have them until you die - but you have to be aware of them in a certain way.

Everyone has technical issues - you have them until you die - but you have to be aware of them in a certain way.

Alastair Cook

I love the individual sport stuff but the experiences I've had with some great people over 12 or 15 years are what makes is special. That individual thing: me versus the bowler is great but you get that team feeling as well and that's why it suits me so well.

I love the individual sport stuff but the experiences I've had with some great people over 12 or 15 years are what makes is special. That individual thing: me versus the bowler is great but you get that team feeling as well and that's why it suits me so well.

Alastair Cook

The musical training taught me to focus my mind, before playing in an orchestra taught me how to truly concentrate. If you miss your moment in an orchestra, there is no forgiving.

The musical training taught me to focus my mind, before playing in an orchestra taught me how to truly concentrate. If you miss your moment in an orchestra, there is no forgiving.

Alastair Cook

Relief isn't quite the right word but there's satisfaction at a job well done and I'm proud to say that I'm an Ashes-winning captain. Without taking it too personally, it has a nice little ring to it.

Relief isn't quite the right word but there's satisfaction at a job well done and I'm proud to say that I'm an Ashes-winning captain. Without taking it too personally, it has a nice little ring to it.

Alastair Cook

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