Moores all praise for skipper Cook

Moores all praise for skipper Cook

England coach Peter Moores is impressed with the way Alastair Cook led his team out of a lengthy slump and praised his battle-hardened skipper’s resilience.

“He’s one of those characters who, the more criticism he gets, the more determined he becomes,” Moores told reporters.

“He just gets steelier. He would openly admit that he’s had a really tough ride. But that often can forge somebody into something special,” he added.

After England lost at Lord’s, more than a couple of weeks ago, Cook had presided over a run of 10 Tests without a win, including seven defeats.

Cook had then admitted his position as England captain was under pressure.

“The significant point came when he made it clear he was in it for the long haul. He made it clear he wanted to do the job. If other people didn’t want him, then fine, he’d move on, but he made public his desire to captain England.

“He just said that he was going to give it everything he’s got and he still has the same approach now.”