Sky Cricket Podcast: Alec Stewart continues Captain’s Log series

Alec Stewart reflects on his time as England captain, taking brief charge against India after Graham Gooch got food poisoning, and his match-saving century against South Africa.

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On the latest installment of our Captain’s Log podcast series, Stewart sits down with Sky Sports’ Charles Colvile, to discuss his time in charge, taking over the armband with half-an-hour’s notice after Graham Gooch got food poisoning, his regret of losing the 1992 World Cup final, and a match-saving century at Old Trafford against South Africa.

Stewart remembered turning up at his toss as captain in India unprepared having had to step-up from being vice-captain and feeling that he was still not ready to lead the international side when Gooch retired – and being happy to see Michael Atherton picked over him to captain at that time.

When he eventually was picked to captain in 1998 for the five-match Test series against the Proteas, he recalled his 164 in the third match to help his draw the Test match – saying that he was proud of the team battling out for draw over five session believing previous England sides would have crumbled.

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