Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook is drawing confidence from the 2012 Test series in India where his team came from being a loss down to script a memorable 2-1 series win — a first for them in 28 years.
It was a deja vu moment for Cook as he geared up for the third cricket Test against India trailing 0-1 after their humiliating 95-run defeat at the Lord's.
"Without a doubt it gives you confidence," Cook said, referring to his team's 2-1 win in the four-Test series in India in 2012-13. "I remember going into a press conference in Mumbai (before the second Test) after looking at that wicket.
A few ex-players were saying we can't play spin and we're going to lose 0-4," Cook told mediapersons on the eve of the Test match. "So to turn it around, that was one of my greatest achievements as a player.
No one remembers really that we got hammered in the first game (at Ahmedabad). They just remember we won the series. We were 0-1 down but if we win this series at the end of it, it will be a great feeling," he added.