The tourists were angered by what they perceived as gamesmanship from England, with paceman Zaheer Khan infuriated after Jellybean sweets were left on the Trent Bridge wicket by an England player as a supposed prank while he was batting.
Several reports claimed Cook was guilty of deliberately dropping the sweets during a drinks break, but the Essex opener insists he was not to blame and sees no reason why England should apologise.
"I have to say I am disappointed by the way the great 'Jellybean' saga has been blown up out of all proportion," Cook told the Daily Telegraph.
"I am also disappointed to find myself accused in some quarters of supplying the offending sweets, particularly as I am a fruit pastille man myself.
"Personally I don't think there was any problem with the way this Test match was played.
"As a cricket lover as well as a cricket player, I like it when two teams go hard at each other and put everything into the contest. And I don't think anyone has overstepped the mark over the past five days.
"You've got to remember that every player out there is playing for his country. England have a proud record to defend in Test matches, especially at home, and I think it is right that we should play our cricket with intensity and positive energy and we'll look to continue that at The Oval next week."