Cook wants to captain England
Sydney: England opener Alastair Cook harbours ambition of leading his country after present captain Andrew Strauss retires.
One of the stars of the ongoing Ashes series against Australia, the opener is, however, in no hurry to grab the top post.
Cook has been groomed as Strauss` heir apparent for the past two years and stood in for him during England`s tour of Bangladesh last spring.
“If it comes my way, it would be a huge honour - it would be an amazing thing to do. But I don`t crave the limelight of the captaincy - and who knows the future of the team? “It was only four or five months ago everyone said I shouldn`t be opening in the Ashes. To prove people wrong is always good,” Cook was quoted as saying by an English tabloid.
Despite being a reluctant speaker, the 26-year-old is looked upon in the dressing-room as someone who is mentally very tough.
“It would be lovely to finish this Test tour off with some more runs and a good England performance,” Cook said.