Someone should look into irregular betting patterns surrounding ‘Alastair Cook caught hooking’ because he seems to be hell-bent on getting out this way.
In the last Test, he leant back and poked one into the air in an enticingly gentle parabola. In yesterday’s innings, he popped one up towards Sulieman Benn, who utterly spazzed the catch. Undeterred, he promptly had another go an over or so later with greater success.
We’d advise that he just lets the short balls hit him square in the face if this is the best he can do with them using his bat.