Mickey Arthur’s work as a head coach of Pakistan’s cricket team will be ending next week. Pakistan Cricket Board did not renew his contract for further coaching.
Along with Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden will also leave their roles. After being axed down from the post, Arthur said that he is hurt from the decision he had done his best for the team.
“I am extremely disappointed and hurt. I did my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan cricket,” said Arthur.
Arthur was a part of Pakistan’s cricket team since May 2016 after Pakistan’s disappointing performance at the World T20. Under Arthur, Pakistan reached the top spot in the T20 rankings. Mickey’s name is now shortlisted as the next England coach after Trevor Bayliss.
With heavy heart, Pakistanis bid farewell to the ex-coach on social media.
“One can never doubt emotional & professional attachment of Mickey Arthur with Team Pakistan.
“He was always seen sitting out watching match. Remember frustration & anger on Mickey’s face whenever team use to be under pressure? Whatever results but Mickey gave his best!” wrote one fan on Twitter.