Sky Cricket Podcast: Alec Stewart continues Captain’s Log series

Alec Stewart reflects on his time as England captain, carrying short charge later Graham Gooch got food poisoning, and his century from South Africa.
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On the latest installment of our Captain’s Log podcast collection, Stewart sits with Sky Sports’ Charles Colvile, to go over his period in charge, taking over the armband with half-an-hour’s notice after Graham Gooch got food poisoning, even his regret 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 toss as captain at India unprepared having had to step-up from being vice-captain and believing he was still not prepared to direct the international side when Gooch retired – and being happy to watch Michael Atherton picked him over to captain at the moment.
When he finally was picked to captain in 1998 to the five-match Test series against the Proteashe recalled his 164 in the next game to assist his draw Test match – stating that he had been proud of the group fighting out for attraction five session presuming previous England sides could have crumbled.
Stewart finally lost the captaincy after a disappointing 1999 watched England fail to escape the group stages of the World Cup and then lose the Ashes but he remains proud of his period in charge of the global side.
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