Apparently irritated with constant speculation about Alastair Cook’s outlook as England captain, head coach Trevor Bayliss has expressed the same as a ‘Pain in the backside.’ Cook has currently confessed that he doesn’t know how long he will remain in the job, telling that he might stay on the job for two months.
But, he played down that rumor of pacing down since captain post the incomplete Test series against India before starting the first Test itself. Since now, England has lost incomplete five-match series against the new Test No. 1 team, yet again both Cook and Bayliss were found themselves responding a barrage of questions on the topic.
But, the head coach has spoken his supporting for Cook saying, “Well, that’s what you try to do.”
According to the sources, Bayliss excerpted as saying by the Guardian, “But when it’s constantly in the media all the time, it’s a bit of a pain in the backside – especially when no one else [around the team] believes that or thinks that.
The 53-year-old, Bayliss confessed about the unlock discussion of Cook’s place is annoying for him at times; he said “It’s a little bit aggravating. It takes the focus away from all the good things we’ve done on this tour. I think we’ve played some good cricket here. We’ve got to give credit where credit’s due – we’ve played good cricket, and (India) have played even better cricket.”
Again he added, “I suppose anyone who’s done the job for that long, there’s always going to be questions towards the twilight of his career. But the job he’s done with the group. I think, has been fantastic. I think everyone, to a man, in the room would be disappointed if he wasn’t captain (for next year).”
India, who have played 17 matches without any loss in the highest format of the game, now going to play the dead rubber fifth Test match against England on 16th December at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.