WATCH: Graham Gooch analyses Alastair Cook's Test career in Sky Cricket Zone
Last Updated: 08/09/18 2:56pm
Alastair Cook is England's all-time leading Test run scorer and the man he replaced on top of that list, Graham Gooch, watched his glittering career unfold at first hand.
Gooch mentored Cook for years and with the 33-year now amid his 161st and final Test, the former England batsman and batting coach stepped into The Zone at The Oval to reflect on Cook's tenure at the top.
Watch the video above as Gooch explains to Ian Ward and Nasser Hussain how his relationship with Cook worked and how the left-hander delivered an "exhibition" in batting when he scored three centuries in India in 2012 as England won in the country for the first time since 1984-85.
Gooch says he never had to work on Cook's mental attributes and that his focus was on the technical elements of his game - "I gave him options, he then shaped his game."
The 65-year-old also looked at how Cook's method has altered over the years; how he always knew how to score a hundred; and the tough times in his charge's career, including the Ashes whitewash in Australia in 2013-14.
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