London, May 17(ANI): Andrew Strauss has said he hasn't thought about relinquishing his position as England Test captain, and is not even close to the moment when he would contemplate stepping down.
|Andrew Strauss has said he hasn't thought about relinquishing his position as England Test captain, and is not even close to the moment when he would contemplate stepping|
Strauss has been under the scanner after hitting just one century in his last 49 innings and presiding over four defeats in five Tests during the winter.
He said his energy for the job remains as strong, as ever as he prepares to begin the international summer in the Investec First Test against West Indies at Lord's on Thursday.
"I'd like to be in a position to know when the time is right to go. I don't think we're there at the moment - in fact, I don't think we're anywhere near. It's honestly not something I've thought about," The Sun quoted Strauss, as saying.
"There will be a moment in the future but this doesn't feel like the time. A reassuring thing is that I've never felt the job is getting on top of me. I'm still really excited to be leading this group of players and I feel honoured and privileged to do so when English cricket is very strong," he added.
"As long as I still have that motivation and drive and feel I can really make a difference, then I'll be keen to continue," he said.
Strauss said he is against the idea of looking far too ahead in future, and is doesn't thinks there is any need for a change.
It's dangerous to look too far ahead. Things can change quickly. If you're too wedded to some ideal moment to step down, you can be surprised.
"So, the way I'm thinking is that, if I'm helping the side become better both as a captain and batsman, then I don't see any reason to change," he said. (ANI)