Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur has respinded to Shoaib Malik’s statements that win-or-lose doesn’t matter much as the team is trying its bench strength in the ODI serie, said that We hate losing.
“Every time we play for Pakistan, we are playing to win. You ask the guys in the dressing room, I am a very bad loser. We hate losing. We are representing a very proud cricket nation and we never want to lose. We are testing our bench strength, but we will never sacrifice our intensity and the will to win,” he told journalists in Abu Dhabi.
He also expressed his satisfaction with the way youngsters have performed. “The attitude to the guys that we have around here has been incredible. These guys will become very, very good cricketers. The other guys [who have been rested for this series] have been in a tough system for two years. These guys are only making their way like Mohammad Hasnain, Abid Ali, Saad Ali. Shan and Mohammad Rizwan have been in and out of our one-day side. Umar Akmal is back.” he said.
After suffering from two humiliating defeats of eight wickets each at Sharjah, Pakistan are looking to halt the win spree of Australia when both will meet in the third One-day International at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (March 27).
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17 August, 2019