Virat Kohli-led Indian won the final test by an innings and 75 runs as they sealed five-match Test series against England with 4-0 on Tuesday. After seeing this performance of the visitors at the Indian soil, former England skipper Geoffrey Boycott has lashed out at skipper Alastair Cook and said that he did not want to delay him to quit from the captaincy and stop hinting.
In his recent, a scathing report in The Sydney Morning Herald, there are only two of the most favorable performers Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow, who are escaping the scathing attack from Boycott. The former skipper wrote about the English performance in the five-match test series against India in his report.
Geoffrey wrote, “But he should make the decision to resign as captain and stop hinting. End the speculation. He is telling us that the captaincy has tired him out mentally and he has had enough. If that is the case then he should go, which would give Root seven Test matches in England to get used to the job before taking the team to Australia,”
He also went to say that Joe Root would make a decent skipper in the future. Boycott said on this, “Root will find his own style but I think it will be more aggressive and positive. Not all the time, I hope. Common sense needs to be applied sometimes, but he will have his close friend Michael Vaughan in his ear and that will help. He was a wonderful captain.”
Geoffrey added, “As captain, Cook was cautious and conservative. That does not make him a bad captain or bad guy. He is a good person, an excellent batsman and it will be a sad day for English cricket if he is not our opening batsman in the northern summer or at the Ashes,”
He also criticized the English skipper for his decision-making fault, says, “Cook won four tosses in India and still lost the series badly. That tells me everything. The opportunity to bat first and score big runs when the pitch is at its best is priceless in India.”
Former Englishman stated about the approach of his side’s bowlers against India, “With England having an abundance of quality fast-medium bowlers they talked themselves into believing that England could play to their strengths and pick plenty of seamers in each Test. That was a mistake and left the team lopsided, with too many seamers under-bowled,”