Published On: Mon, May 16th, 2016

Sohail Tanvir supported Mickey Arthur


Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir, the Sidelined left-arm fast bowler, showed his favor to the new head coach of Pakistani cricket team, Mickey Arthur, for bringing optimistic alterations to the national side; though, he was confused at newly-appointed chief selector Inzamamul Haq’s verdict to descend him from the team for the tour of England.

The 31-year-old appreciated the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) verdict to appoint Arthur as the new head coach, Tanvir, under him, has played for with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, Karachi Kings.

The left-arm pacer stated that “In Arthur, I saw a very cool-headed person who refused to press the panic-button even though things weren’t going so well for Karachi Kings,” he further added that “Of course, there was pressure on the players and the coach but he remained in control and carried out his work as normal. There were no overreaction, finger-pointing or attempts to blame individuals by Arthur.”

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The 31-year-old was talking about Arthur’s past experience on coaching national teams and he asserted that Pakistan is ‘lucky’ to have a coach who has an infinite experience in international cricket. The player stated that “Pakistan are lucky to have someone like Arthur who has some great experience in coaching teams likes Australia and South Africa,” he further continued as “He will be able to use this experience to assist the Pakistan players and work out plans to improve their performance.”

Tanvir further stated about his displeasure for not being assigned for the imminent visit of England by Inzamam. He shared his views as “To be honest, I am still unable to understand why the door was closed on me in the first place,” he added “I was only playing in one format which is T20Is and in that I was the top wicket-taker for Pakistan in 2015,”

The performer, though, anticipated that things would perk up for him once Inzamam gets time to calm down. The left armer stated as, “Inzamam has just taken over [as chief selector] and it will take some time for him to get used to what is happening around him,” he continued “I don’t think he has been following Pakistan cricket that closely as he had his own commitments with Afghanistan cricket, but I do hope that with the passage of time as Inzamam gets to know things better, the situation will improve for me personally.”

The 31-year-old moreover stated that new management must keep the needs of contemporary cricket in mind prior to lunching developments. He added as “Modern cricket has changed a lot — I know we all say that but many of us don’t understand that concept. I am hoping that the management will take into account the changes that have been brought about in the modern game,”


About the Author

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.

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