The Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur claims that he was feeling so low and disappointed after his team’s loss to India in the ongoing World Cup that he wanted to “commit suicide”.
India demolished Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester by 89 runs, and this was the seventh straight loss for Pakistan in the World Cups.
The loss saw an outburst by fans social media, Pakistan’s skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and the team management came down heavily.
However, Pakistan changed all this negativity into positivity by defeating South Africa in their following game.
“Last Sunday I wanted to commit suicide. But it was, you know, it’s only one performance. It happens so quick. You lose a game; you lose another game; it’s a World Cup; media scrutiny; public expectation, and then you almost go into sort of survival mode. We’ve all been there,” Arthur said at the post-match press conference after the Proteas game at the Lord’s on Sunday.
Pakistan now have five points from six games and is currently placed at the seventh spot in the table. They need to win all their remaining three games to keep any hopes alive for the top four stage.
Way back in 2007, then Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died under mysterious circumstances after Pakistan got eliminated in the group stage of the 2007 edition of the World Cup held in the West Indies.
Source : Various