Vaughan: I was wrong about Cook

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan has eaten a solid helping of humble pie, admitting that he may have been too hasty in calling for Alastair Cook's resignation earlier in the series against India.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has eaten a solid helping of humble pie, admitting that he may have been too hasty in calling for Alastair Cook's resignation earlier in the series against India.

When England were a Test down early in the series, Vaughan and nearly everyone else demanded Cook's head, given he was tactically poor and had scored no runs. But now with England winning the third and fourth games, Vaughan changed his tune.

Vaughan on BBC Radio 5 live's the Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show: "No question, I was wrong.

"Two and a half weeks ago, I said a break would've done him good. But the England and Wales Cricket Board stood by him, he was strong and said: 'I'm the man to carry this young team forward.'"

Cook's fortunes changed in the third Test at the Rose Bowl, where he scored two half centuries. He made 95 in the first innings, and Vaughan said that a lucky break early in his knock saved Cook and the team.

He said: "He got off to a great start by winning the toss, batted first and he went out there and played brilliantly to score 95.

"There was a bit of fortune when he was dropped by Ravindra Jadeja at third slip on 15 – and I think that one catch is the real twist of the whole series.

"If Jadeja had caught Cook on 15, I really felt at that time, it would've been a disaster for the side."

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