Published On: Fri, May 20th, 2016

Rashid Latif believes Arthur is jumping the gun


Mickey Arthur

Rashid Latif, who is the ex-Pakistan, considers that newly-appointed head coach Mickey Arthur is jumping the gun by giving speeches about problems pertaining to the team.

Latif stated that “Too many statements from the new coach and he is speaking on every issue related to Pakistan cricket,” Latif further added that “He is an experienced international coach but he should slow down a bit with his statements and first come and see first-hand the challenges he faces with the Pakistan team.”

Arthur was appointed as Pakistani cricket team’s head coach subsequent to Waqar Younis when he left the post empty. The South African right away stated that he would not endure indiscipline in the team. He also scrutinized that Pakistani players’ absence from Indian Premier League was hurting their T20 prowess.

Latif continued “There are lots of hopes from Arthur but he should not raise everyone’s expectations. He might not know this but Pakistani cricket fans and authorities can be very unforgiving if he can’t turn things around,”

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He further stated “I have always felt that a foreign coach who keeps a low profile is best suited for Pakistan cricket. In the end, the results matter nothing else matters.”

Pakistan Cricket Board sources assert that a memo has previously been transmitted to Arthur to hold up with his remarks.

Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja recommended Arthur to be prepared to confront a diverse culture when visiting Pakistan for his new task.

Ramiz added “He is a solid experienced coach who has worked with two top teams and top players but he will really have to be innovative and firm to pick up the performances of the Pakistan team,”

Rameez continued by saying that “The key would be to get rid of selfish players and encourage those who were courageous enough to play for the team, not themselves.”

Rameez also felt that Arthur’s job will involve searching an inspiring leader who can stimulate and direct the team with his performances.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.