“You've just gotta move on. I'm trying not to think about it anymore,” he added.

The primary reason for Brook's omission was the return of the cricketing juggernaut, Ben Stokes, from his ODI retirement. England's hopes for defending their world title saw the inclusion of the charismatic all-rounder, which meant tough competition for a spot in the squad.

“I've not had much conversation with Matthew [Mott] or Jos [Buttler]. They said with Stokesy coming back I was probably going to miss out this time. He is one of the best players to ever play cricket, so I can't really complain, can I?” said Brook.

Brook's reaction to this setback exemplifies the spirit of cricket. His ability to accept this decision with grace speaks volumes about his character.

Reflecting on His Journey

Despite his young age and limited ODI experience, Brook has been playing stellar cricket. He believes he could have added value to the team but acknowledges there's always room for improvement. 

Brook also recognized the challenges he faced in making a case for himself in the 50-overs format. His focus on T20 cricket might have impacted his recent performance in the one-day format, but Brook is determined to learn from this experience.

"I feel like I'm playing well at the minute and feel I could potentially add value to the team. [But] there's always something more you could do," Brook said.

"I haven't had much opportunity to play one-day cricket, whether that be for Yorkshire or England. And although I've played a lot of T20 cricket, I don't know if I've done as well as I have in the past in the last six months, so that might have had an effect," he added