England batsman Jonathan Trott says the dressing room just left Alastair Cook to 'stew' after he was run out for 190 under freak circumstances on day three of the third Test in Kolkata.
Cook, who had never been run out in his entire first class career, failed to ground his bat before jumping out of the way of the ball thrown by Virat Kohli, and was thus sent packing. Had he touched down before moving out the way, he would have been safe, according to the laws.
Cook was clearly gutted with being out that way, especially just 10 runs short of his double ton, but Trott said the team was thrilled with the performance, Cook's fifth ton in as many matches as skipper.
Trott said of Cook's reaction: "He was obviously deeply upset, and realised what an opportunity he had to still be batting.
"It's really disappointing for him and the team to get out that way on 190 but he played magnificently well. You feel for the guy, he's made a mistake.
"It's one of those things, a freak dismissal, you'll probably only see it a handful of times, it's unfortunate on such a great stage it's happened to Alastair, we all would have liked him to get 200 but it wasn't to be.
"He didn't really say anything. We just let him stew. He's not one who will express too much emotion or disgust. Deep down I know he'll be very upset, but we're also very happy with the job he did."
Cook is now England's leading centurion, with 23 tons, and Kevin Pietersen is just behind him, on 22.