Alastair Cook Laments 'Tough' Gooch Call

Graham Gooch, Alastair Cook's boyhood hero, was told about the termination of his services by the latter over the telephone.

updated: May 02, 2014 09:26 IST
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London: Alastair Cook said he'd made one of the hardest telephone calls of his career to tell boyhood hero Graham Gooch he was no longer needed by England.

Cook, the England captain, was mentored through the ranks at Essex by Gooch, one of the county's greatest players and England's record Test run-scorer, before working alongside him at international level.

But Thursday saw Gooch become one of the first backroom casualties of Peter Moores's second spell as England coach when he was dismissed as batting coach.

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