Mickey Arthur, the head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team, wants to make sure that the Men in Green doesn’t suffer a post-Champions Trophy letdown and he is eager to get back to work. He is confident of stopping the players from having a ‘championship hangover’.
“It has been over a month and the euphoria has died down and I have been plotting and planning our next move. It felt really good to win an ICC event with this young team as it reaffirms the brand of cricket that we have to play to be successful and that the road we are on is the right one.”
The coach returned to Pakistan for the first time since the Champions Trophy triumph after spending time with his family in Western Australia. He quipped, “I have learned how to handle different situations differently and that provides me a wealth of knowledge. I think I will be a better coach third time round.”
Arthur said that they were planning how to continue emulating the success. “I really hope this is a breakout phase for us and we all believe in the direction we have taken and know that in order to have the success we have to really do the hard yards in our preparation and that includes fitness and eating well.”
“It should not be a challenge motivating the boys after this because this will and should be seen as just the stepping stone to more hard work and ultimate success in the World Cup in 2019,” he concluded.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com