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When Cook forgot his blazer

Calcutta: England captain Alastair Cook avoided being in a tricky situation when he would have walked out for the toss for the first Test in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Cook forgot to bring his England blazer and ‘a friend’ had to rush it from his home.

England off-spinner Graeme Swann wrote in his column for The Sun that Cook had sent numerous messages to his mobile, asking him to bring his England blazer from home. But Swann had “few other things” on his mind and did not check his mobile. In the end, a friend came to Cook’s help.

Swann, who flew to England for a few days to attend to his sick baby Charlotte, wrote: “While I was home, Alastair Cook left messages asking if I could bring his England blazer back with me. He’d forgotten it and he needs the blue jacket, with England crest, for the coin toss at the start of each Test.

“But I didn’t check my phone — I had a few other things on my mind. In the end, I believe a friend has brought out Cooky’s blazer.”