Not too many people would have been taken aback when the news flashed that Alastair Cook was removed as the captain of the England One Day International team.
But, there’s one guy who was surprised when being told that the Essex opening batsman was no longer in charge of England as far as 50-over cricket is concerned. It’s Luke Wright.
The all rounder could not quite believe his ears when he heard the big news.
Because of the World Cup being so near, Wright had not expected something like this.
The 29-year old is in Australia right now featuring in the Green outfit for the Melbourne Stars in the 4th edition of Big Bash League.
When asked if he had seen Cook’s sacking coming, Wright said, “Not at all. It’s quite surprising for me. He had a lot of support back home and I also thought the same that he should be carrying on. To have it taken away so close to the World Cup, it would have hurt him for sure, but, whatever happens, it happens for the good. I hope Alastair starts enjoying the game again and scores heaps of runs in test match cricket in the coming months.”
Wright himself is not in the scheme of things either for England at this point of time. He had been with the team on the Caribbean tour in the earlier part of last year, but, then, over the summer, he was sidelined.
When asked if he is satisfied with the amount of Cricket that he has been able to play for England so far in his career or if he thinks he should have played more, Wright said, “You always want to play more, but, I will have no regrets if I don’t make the team ever again. I have represented my country more than 100 times at the international stage and that is quite satisfactory.”