In an emotional but dignified press conference, Alastair Cook today resigned the England captaincy saying: “it was just the time was right for me to go. Kevin Pietersen has nothing to do with the decision.”
There are few situations in human life that cannot be made more disharmonious by the introduction of Piers Morgan, and sure enough, his entry into the fray on behalf of Kevin Pietersen has made the affair that bit more rancorous.
I switched off the television. I began a strongly worded letter urging Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster (a female) to change her name to something more feminine-sounding, like a Virginia, a Persephone or a Ravi.