London: England cricketer Jonathan Trott has admitted that he fancies a chance to captain England, claiming that he is no longer the hot-headed youngster who would often fret, fume and even inflict physical damage on the dressing-room after being dismissed.
According to The Sun, one of England`s most voluble players, Trott was rumoured to have a volcanic reaction to getting out when he was trying to establish himself at Warwickshire, and had an angry exchange in the Lord`s nets with Pakistan`s Wahab Riaz during the spot-fixing row in 2010.
However, the report added that the dressing-rooms remain intact nowadays even though there is fear of the rage burning again, with the England No.3 saying that he is now philosophical when he gets out, even after poor umpiring decisions like at Lord`s, adding that he has become captain Alastair Cook`s chief advisors on the field.
Stating that he enjoys plotting the downfall of opposing batsmen, Trott further said that he has always enjoyed being a captain since his schooldays, with the report adding that Trott could challenge the likes of Matt Prior and Stuart Broad to take over when Cook is injured or resting.
Stating that he felt comfortable giving tips and advice to Cook, Trott praised Cook, saying that he is similar in terms of captaincy with Andrew Strauss given that he picked a number of good tips from Strauss, adding that Cook has had a good confidence boost when he started winning matches as a captain for England
According to Trott, Cook is coping very well with the Ashes, adding that there is less scrutiny on the decisions if a player wins as a captain.
The report further said that Trott, who claimed that he has a job regarding Decision Review System (DRS), LBWs while standing at slip to spinners, had shown restraint even after third umpire Marais Erasmus overturned a not-out LBW decision at Trent Bridge even though the Hotspot camera was not working properly.
Although Trott admitted to being disappointed while being given out at Trent Bridge, he, however, said that he has played enough cricket to know that things do not always goes as one wished in cricket, adding that his philosophy has come more from experience rather than maturity.
Trott also said that he has learned that a player needed to work very hard to achieve things but, at the same time, remain calm and not get too tense about what an umpire does.