After Graham Gooch got food poisoning, along with his century from South Africa alec Stewart reflects on his time taking charge.
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On the latest installment of the Captain’s Log podcast collection, Stewart sits with Sky Sports’ Charles Colvile, to talk about his period in charge, shooting on the armband using half-an-hour’s note after Graham Gooch got food poisoning, and his sorrow of dropping the 1992 World Cup final, and also a match-saving century at Old Trafford against South Africa.
Stewart remembered turning up in his throw as captain at India unprepared having had to step-up from being vice-captain and feeling that he was still not ready to lead the worldwide facet when Gooch retired – and being pleased to see Michael Atherton picked him over to captain at that time.
After he eventually was chosen to captain in 1998 for the five-match Test series against the Proteashe recalled his 164 at the next game to assist his draw Test game – saying that he was proud of the group fighting out for attraction five session presuming previous England sides would have crumbled.
Stewart lost the captaincy following a disappointing 1999 watched England lose the Ashes and then fail to get out of the group stages of the World Cup but he remains proud of his period responsible for the side.
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