Captain Cook forgets to pack blazer

England skipper Alastair Cook could have been in a tricky situation while going out for the toss for the first Test here on Thursday as he forgot to bring his team blazer and somebody had to rush it from home, if off-spinner Graeme Swann is to be believed. 

Swann, who returned here after flying home for a few days to attend to his sick little baby Charlotte, said Cook left messages to his mobile phone asking him to bring his England blazer from home. But Swann did not check his phone and so did not know about the message and it needed a friend to bring the blazer for Cook who would be wearing it on Thursday when he goes out for toss with his India counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni. 

“While I was home, Alastair Cook left messages asking if I could bring his England blazer back with me. He’d forgotten it and he needs the blue jacket, complete with England crest, for the coin toss at the start of each Test,” Swann wrote in his column for ‘The Sun’ tabloid.

“But I didn’t check my phone — I had a few other things on my mind. In the end, I believe a friend has brought out Cooky’s blazer,” said Swann.
He said Cook forgetting his blazer was nothing unusual as cricketers are used to such things before going for a tour.

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