From the moment Alastair Cook walked in the team room as a young player in Nagpur in 2006 you knew he was a special person. At the time none of us realised quite how good a player he was, but he fitted in straightaway and had the air of an international cricketer. We knew he had scored a lot of runs from schoolboy level through to county level and had made a double hundred against Australia for Essex, but what struck me was his confidence to just be himself. Some young players try to put on an act or are very shy when they first play for England. What you look for from a young player is for them to act naturally. Alastair was not overawed. He was confident to speak and, by his actions, showed…
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