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Alastair Cook Quirky Quotes

Alastair Cook Quirky Quotes
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The stats suggest that I'm not a dasher. It doesn't mean I can't play the shots, but when you find a method in four-day and Test cricket that works for you, you stick with it.

Alastair Cook

Just because you're made England captain, it doesn't mean that you suddenly know everything about captaincy.

Alastair Cook

I love cricket but I like being away from it as well.

I love cricket but I like being away from it as well.

Alastair Cook

Throughout my career I have done it my way and used my stubborn streak. I thought the best way to captain was to shut out all the noise - I did it with my batting and thought 'that has served me well, so why change it?'

Throughout my career I have done it my way and used my stubborn streak. I thought the best way to captain was to shut out all the noise - I did it with my batting and thought 'that has served me well, so why change it?'

Alastair Cook

Sport is an entertainment, in one sense. But it's also a business.

Sport is an entertainment, in one sense. But it's also a business.

Alastair Cook

I don't think you have to be this macho man all the time, just because you play sport.

I don't think you have to be this macho man all the time, just because you play sport.

Alastair Cook

I am much more happy in a country pub with 10 blokes having a pint than going to a night club.

I am much more happy in a country pub with 10 blokes having a pint than going to a night club.

Alastair Cook

Many people have helped me during my career and without them and fantastic team-mates and coaches it would not have been possible to achieve all that I have.

Many people have helped me during my career and without them and fantastic team-mates and coaches it would not have been possible to achieve all that I have.

Alastair Cook

I miss being the focal point of the team - the guy everyone looks to for decisions. And guidance.

I miss being the focal point of the team - the guy everyone looks to for decisions. And guidance.

Alastair Cook

When you're playing, every ball seems like the biggest event. When you're sitting back, you can see the overall picture better.

When you're playing, every ball seems like the biggest event. When you're sitting back, you can see the overall picture better.

Alastair Cook

My girlfriend comes from a farming background and I spend a lot of time at her farm doing farming stuff. When you're pulling lambs out, or weighing them or worming them or doing whatever you do to sheep you're not thinking about Brett Lee.

My girlfriend comes from a farming background and I spend a lot of time at her farm doing farming stuff. When you're pulling lambs out, or weighing them or worming them or doing whatever you do to sheep you're not thinking about Brett Lee.

Alastair Cook

In the end, playing for England means very little if you don't see the rest of the world around you. It is why I hate prima donnas and arrogance.

In the end, playing for England means very little if you don't see the rest of the world around you. It is why I hate prima donnas and arrogance.

Alastair Cook

The captaincy thing is brilliant, and I love it. But I didn't start off playing cricket to captain England. I wanted to score runs and stuff.

The captaincy thing is brilliant, and I love it. But I didn't start off playing cricket to captain England. I wanted to score runs and stuff.

Alastair Cook

You want to score runs at the highest average you can. That's what motivates you to keep driving the standards.

You want to score runs at the highest average you can. That's what motivates you to keep driving the standards.

Alastair Cook

As cricketers we fail all the time. You score a hundred every now and again but you get out between nought and 20 far more often. If you get 50, you feel bad because you should have got a hundred. Even if you get a hundred, you feel you should have got 150. So you're always failing.

As cricketers we fail all the time. You score a hundred every now and again but you get out between nought and 20 far more often. If you get 50, you feel bad because you should have got a hundred. Even if you get a hundred, you feel you should have got 150. So you're always failing.

Alastair Cook

My stubbornness helped me for the first half of my career; I had that real determination to do it my way - I know the best way. That helped me from a 14-year-old to 25 in getting me to where I got to.

My stubbornness helped me for the first half of my career; I had that real determination to do it my way - I know the best way. That helped me from a 14-year-old to 25 in getting me to where I got to.

Alastair Cook

It's surreal to think that no one has played as many Test matches for England. I suppose it's a credit to my longevity.

It's surreal to think that no one has played as many Test matches for England. I suppose it's a credit to my longevity.

Alastair Cook

When you are so close to something, it's like a bar of soap - if someone says hold on to it, the harder you squeeze, the quicker it pops out of your hand.

When you are so close to something, it's like a bar of soap - if someone says hold on to it, the harder you squeeze, the quicker it pops out of your hand.

Alastair Cook

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