Shoaib Malik’s message to Late Bob Woolmer on his death anniversary
Former Pakistan head coach Bob Woolmer passed away on this day in 2007 during the World Cup in West Indies. It marks Woolmer’s 13th death anniversary today.
Pakistan team had a nightmare of a World Cup in 2007 in West Indies as they crashed out of the World Cup following their embarrassing and shock defeat against debutantes Ireland on Patrick’s day.
But more than the defeat, the incident that shocked the cricket world and Pakistan was the death of their head coach Bob Woolmer. He was found dead in his Kensington Oval Hotel room in the wee hours on March 18 and he died under suspicious circumstances.
The saddening incident not only shocked the world cricket but also put the entire touring Pakistan team under suspicion. It created a massive among all the cricketing nations during the World Cup.
After a few days of investigation, Jamaican police after its initial investigation declared that Woolmer was indeed strangled and was murdered. However, three months later, the Jamaican police reversed their decision and declared that it was an accident after investing again.
Meanwhile, Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik shared a post on Woolmer’s 13th death anniversary remembering him.
“Miss you coach. RIP Bob Woomer,” he tweeted.
Miss you coach ❤️ #RIPBobWoolmer 🙏🏼
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) March 18, 2020
Pakistan started their 2007 World Cup journey under Woolmer with a big defeat against the hosts West Indies, but the defeat against Ireland shook the cricket world and it was a bitter end for the men in green from the tournament.