The Hush Post | 12:40 pm | One-minute read
Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Mikey Arthur reportedly said that the defeat against India last week was so painful for him that he wanted to commit suicide after the match. India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs in Manchester on June 16.
Arthur said, “Last Sunday, I wanted to commit suicide. But it was, you know, it’s only one performance. It happens so quickly. 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.”
Such a statement from the head coach of a team shows the level of pressure that a team faces. It also depicts how passionate they are to win the matches for their country. Though, it seems, he just said it metaphorically rather than really.
Pakistan’s defeat last week left many fans disheartened. Many videos went viral on social media demanding the team for better performances in the match. Some crossing the limits, even abusing captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.
However, Pakistan made a great come back by defeating arch rivals South Africa by 49 runs on Sunday. Now they have to win the remaining matches to qualify for the semi-finals.
Their next match is against undefeated New Zealand on June 26. After that, they will fight against Afghanistan and Bangladesh on June 29 and July 5 respectively.