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ALAS­TAIR COOK fears that cap­taincy will de­str oy his good looks. The Eng­land skip­per

, 28, be­lieves the str ess of lead­ing his side will turn his bar­net gr

ey one day – but not be­fore the end of

the sum­mer. He said: “I don’t think I will

lose my hair but I’m pretty sure

I will go grey. But hope­fully not by the end of the Ashes.”

Cook ad­mits he is still tak­ing words of wis­dom fr om old pal An­drew Strauss, who he took

the cap­taincy reins from.

He added: “I’m good friends with An­drew Strauss so it would be silly not to tap into that. “Prob­a­bly the big­gest ad­vice

do he gave was to make sure you it your own way and be your own man.”

COOK’S RECIPE FOR SUC­CESS: The Eng­land skip­per is com­fort­able with be­ing favourites for the block­buster se­ries

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