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Chappell’s stern warning to critics of Cook’s hook

Ian Chappell has jumped to the defence of Alastair Cook.

Cook was dismissed late on Day 3 of the First Ashes Test, caught at deep fine leg after attempting a hook shot off Josh Hazlewood.

But Chappelli told Macquarie Cricket anyone who queried the shot selection is “talking absolute, unadulterated rubbish”.

“He’s a natural hooker, he was dead unlucky to get caught down there,” he said.

“The idea of batting is to score runs.”

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MRN CRICKET
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