English cricketer Alastair Cook announced Monday that the fifth and final Test against India in The Oval would be his last game. Speaking to the media for the first time after his retirement announcement, Alastair Cook revealed his greatest regret for his time as a player. He said that the handling of the "dismissal" of Kevin Pietersen of the England team could have had a better perspective. "Retrospective decisions are so easy," he said. "Clearly, KP's case was a difficult year, there's absolutely no doubt about it, the consequences of that were not good for English cricket and they were not good for me, I was involved in that decision without being the guy who really did the final decision, "he said.
Cook also felt that the whole episode could have been handled differently. "I think it could have been handled differently, I think that the moment Andrew Strauss came together and said that he personally made the decision, it was the best thing that could have happened for me, I'm sorry it was not like that. for English cricket. "
Cook will leave the game as the most decorated player in the country, since he has maximized his talent to the fullest. "I can look back and say, I turned the best I could become, that really means a lot to me," he said. "I've never been the most talented cricketer, I do not pretend to be, but I definitely think I took everything out of my ability." They all spoke as if he had died. It's nice when you hear so many nice words about you. The last days I was back home, but I took a look last night. Fortunately, this week can go well, score some races and then I can go, "he said.