“We have to rest up well. I’m feeling fairly jaded now and I think the lads are,” England skipper Alastair Cook admitted. But the admission came not on Tuesday evening, when they laid the hopes of a 2012 encore to rest. This was, surprisingly, Cook speaking of himself and his side on the last day of the Rajkot Test, a match where they had genuinely harried India. Nearly two-and-a-half weeks have passed since, with the next two Tests coming and going at breakneck pace, and the signs of fatigue all the more perceptible. So much so that Cook’s statement appears ever more relevant now.