England captain Alastair Cook upset with friend Graeme Swann's criticism as India win Cardiff ODI
Last Updated: 28/08/14 2:33pm
Alastair Cook hit back at Graeme Swann's "unhelpful" criticism of his one-day role after India outplayed England in the second one-day international in Cardiff.
Cook offered no excuses for England's performance after Suresh Raina's hundred and four Ravindra Jadeja wickets laid the foundations for a 133-run India win.
What we have to do is dust ourselves down, come back in the next game and play better. There's a lot of talent in that dressing room to play better so it's not all doom and gloom.
But the captain did speak up when he was asked about weekend comments from long-time friend Swann, who called for a change of one-day captaincy ahead of the World Cup.
"I don't think it's that helpful - especially from a so-called friend, said Cook, who resisted widespread calls for him to resign as Test captain earlier this summer.
"He's entitled to his opinion, but it's not ideal for me, especially when you get through the summer I've had.
"I am a little bit disappointed because he is a good friend of mine and has been a supporter. It's not helpful at this time, because I am going to be captain in this World Cup.
"I've done it for three-and-a-half years. We're going to build up to that, and we've got a good chance."
England were all out for 161 chasing a revised 295 after India had posted 304-6, and the tourists now have a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
"We didn't play very well at all today," Cook told Sky Sports. "Credit to that partnership from MS (Dhoni) and Suresh Raina, they took the game away from us and we are quite slow to react to that.
"But even when we batted it wasn't a 160 wicket. You've still got to turn up and play and to be brutally honest we didn't do that in any of our departments."
There were at least some positives for Cook to reflect on, not least opener Hales top scoring with 40 from 63 balls on his first appearance for his country in 50-over cricket.
Chris Woakes also did well with the ball, picking up 4-52, though fellow seamer Chris Jordan endured a day to forget.
"I thought Chris Woakes bowled pretty well and obviously it's nice top see Alex Hales get up and running," added Cook.
"What we have to do is dust ourselves down, come back in the next game and play better. There's a lot of talent in that dressing room to play better so it's not all doom and gloom.
"But if you play like that you don't win many games."
On Jordan, who conceded 12 wides in returning figures of 0-73 before then getting a second-ball duck, England's skipper believes the "fantastic bowler" will bounce back quickly.
"CJ has had a really good start to his international career, unfortunately it's not always going to be a smooth ride for any of these young players and he'll learn from it," he said.
"But he's got a great attitude to improving and he'll know that you can't keep bowling wides because it hurts the side.
"He'll know that more than anyone, he's an honest lad and when he gets it right he's a fantastic bowler."
Watch the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge, live on Sky Sports on Saturday from 10am.