'It's been a huge honour to be England captain and to lead the Test team over the past five years, ' Cook said.
He has been in charge for two Ashes wins, a series victory in South Africa and a win over India away from home.
Meanwhile, we have also learnt that Cook first discussed his decision with the Board Chairman Colin Graves before confirming his continuing commitment to playing Test cricket for the country to Director of England Cricket, Andrew Strauss, and the selectors.
That statistic also fails to take into account the abundance of talent Cook had to work with - Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain would have dreamt of captaining the likes of Pietersen, Jimmy Anderson, Joe Root and Ben Stokes.
After leading England in 59 Tests, Alastair Cook stepped down as England cricket team's Test skipper here on Monday.
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"I think we all have regrets over how it was handled", he admitted.
Most notably in 2014, Warne called on the left-hander to give away the Test leadership in order to focus on his batting, after witnessing what he termed the "worst day of captaincy" he'd seen at worldwide level during England's home series loss to Sri Lanka.
Cook at 32, quit as England skipper after four-and-a-half years of captaincy.
Cook announced that he was relinquishing the role yesterday and, while England will not conduct any formal interviews and have not yet spoken to Root or other candidates about taking over, they will announce his successor before embarking on a one-day tour to the West Indies on February 22.
"After four years - usually the lifespan of an England captain - he's felt he doesn't have that energy to take the side on". To say that Cook's captaincy has been prosaic and uninspired for much of his career would be an understatement.
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"He went through some really tough times a few years ago when a lot of us, me included, thought he wasn't suited to the job". It's a decision only he could make - and what people must remember is it's not just Alastair Cook, the captain; it's Alastair Cook, the father, the husband.
Cook played an influential role in the ending of Kevin Pietersen's worldwide career in February 2014 as the fallout from the harrowing Ashes series continued.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Gooch said: "He's a great man and he still has great things to do for his country".
"I hope I can help the next captain with whatever he needs and drive England forward", Cook added.
"I've been there myself; you either know if you have got it in you to carry on, or, deep down, if it's time to step aside".
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