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Alastair Cook 18 Uncommon Quotes

Alastair Cook 18 Uncommon Quotes
Alastair Cook 18 Uncommon Quotese

When I watch Twenty20 cricket, there's a different satisfaction. That hundred you get in six hours is a very satisfying feeling. A real triumph of skill. I don't quite see that in the 20-over game - or the 100-ball game.

Alastair Cook

I'm a country boy at heart. I love it when you've got your boots on and you're standing in three inches of cow muck.

Alastair Cook

The most important opinions to me are those that belong to the guys in the changing room.

The most important opinions to me are those that belong to the guys in the changing room.

Alastair Cook

If you have lost matches and not played to potential, criticism will come your way. Critics and media will say what they see and take you on. They will say things which you might not like to hear. But that's professional sport.

If you have lost matches and not played to potential, criticism will come your way. Critics and media will say what they see and take you on. They will say things which you might not like to hear. But that's professional sport.

Alastair Cook

I made my debut in 2006 and absolutely, there was the pressure of the cricket, but there was no social media. There was no direct feedback to your phone. If you wanted to, you could avoid it.

I made my debut in 2006 and absolutely, there was the pressure of the cricket, but there was no social media. There was no direct feedback to your phone. If you wanted to, you could avoid it.

Alastair Cook

It is frustrating when you go all that way, you train, and you just don't turn up. It does happen. If you play 100-odd Test matches, there's going to be little periods when you don't score the runs.

It is frustrating when you go all that way, you train, and you just don't turn up. It does happen. If you play 100-odd Test matches, there's going to be little periods when you don't score the runs.

Alastair Cook

Learning on the job as England captain is hard.

Learning on the job as England captain is hard.

Alastair Cook

I think a lot when I'm on my own - and much of it is about cricket.

I think a lot when I'm on my own - and much of it is about cricket.

Alastair Cook

No disrespect to county cricket but when you're playing for England it is the ultimate, it is what has always driven me to push myself above and beyond.

No disrespect to county cricket but when you're playing for England it is the ultimate, it is what has always driven me to push myself above and beyond.

Alastair Cook

When I was made captain, one of my things was that whatever happens in those four years, you don't want to make major changes just before a World Cup. We'd done it before, and it never worked.

When I was made captain, one of my things was that whatever happens in those four years, you don't want to make major changes just before a World Cup. We'd done it before, and it never worked.

Alastair Cook

I've got that ruthlessness inside me. All good captains have to be able to say things like that - with good man-management skills.

I've got that ruthlessness inside me. All good captains have to be able to say things like that - with good man-management skills.

Alastair Cook

It does take a lot of effort to perform, playing for England. It's a huge amount of sacrifice to do and one day I might just wake up and say 'you know what, I'm done with it.'

It does take a lot of effort to perform, playing for England. It's a huge amount of sacrifice to do and one day I might just wake up and say 'you know what, I'm done with it.'

Alastair Cook

Nobody walks over me, ever, and no-one will walk over me, ever.

Nobody walks over me, ever, and no-one will walk over me, ever.

Alastair Cook

You're never as good as people say you are and you're never as bad as people say you are. You're always in the middle at some stage.

You're never as good as people say you are and you're never as bad as people say you are. You're always in the middle at some stage.

Alastair Cook

I was never going to be the best player the world has ever seen but one thing I can be proud of is that I genuinely believe I have become the best player that I could have become.

I was never going to be the best player the world has ever seen but one thing I can be proud of is that I genuinely believe I have become the best player that I could have become.

Alastair Cook

People like Mo Ali, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, they are looking to take attack to the opposition and that's when they play their best.

People like Mo Ali, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, they are looking to take attack to the opposition and that's when they play their best.

Alastair Cook

The biggest thing was probably a better understanding of the mental side of cricket and also the technical challenges I have in my game. Those two things happened in a very short space of time which changed me as a player.

The biggest thing was probably a better understanding of the mental side of cricket and also the technical challenges I have in my game. Those two things happened in a very short space of time which changed me as a player.

Alastair Cook

Even when every Tom, Dick and Harry was calling for my head, I still felt I could get better at being captain.

Even when every Tom, Dick and Harry was calling for my head, I still felt I could get better at being captain.

Alastair Cook

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