Alastair Cook doesn’t think it will be too difficult for him to settle in the England camp as a player.
Generally when the international captains step down after captaining their countries for a long time, they leave the game as well with that and don’t continue playing, but, Cook is someone who has decided to pursue his playing career even after stepping down from captaincy.
Cook reckons whenever there is a change in captaincy and the old captain remains in the team, people talk a lot about how he will play under the new captain and how the relationship between the two will be, but, for him, he doesn’t think it will be a problem at all because he has the habit of going back to his county in leisure time and being a part of the team there as a player only.
Even during the time he was at the helm for England, he did not lead his county whenever he played for them. So, it’s not that he is not used to being a player. He is used to it and he can get himself back to that role in England shirt as well.
Cook believes that captain or not captain, one thing that’s been always there is that he has a duty to contribute for England with the bat and it still remains his duty. So he would look to do that to the best of his ability and script some England victories in future.
The left hander is also not concerned about any extra scrutiny on his batting. As per Cook, he and every other player playing test match Cricket for his country or any form of Cricket for that matter is under scrutiny all the time. That’s nothing new.