Watch: England captain Joe Root was surprised by Alastair Cook’s retirement decision

Root says there was not point trying to change Cook's mind

Sport360 staff 2018/09/07

England captain Joe Root said he was surprised by Alastair Cook’s decision to retire after The Oval Test against India.

However, Root said that since the veteran opener has already made up his decision, there was no point trying to change his mind.

“I was a little bit surprised but he was adamant in his decision. You could see in his face that this is what he wanted. There was no point in me trying to talk him round,” Root said.

Cook was presented with a commemorative cap by Andrew Strauss and Colin Graves before his final Test. He made 71 in the first innings on Friday.

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