Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur has admitted his mistake and subsequently apologised to veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for his wrong attitude towards him.
According to Daily Express, during the recently concluded T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand, the coach approached Hafeez and admitted that ‘he had made wrong point of view for him’ and for that he is sorry.
“I admit that I was wrong about you, so I apologise and assure you this will not happen again,” a source quoted Arthur. “You are still very useful for the team.”
The all-rounder was left out from the side during the Asia Cup. However, he made a comeback into the Pakistan squad for the two-match Test series against Australia. With his impressive form he earned himself a spot in T20I against the kangaroos as well.
According to sources, Arthur has also had issues with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq in recent months when both had a heated argument over the selection of some players and their role in the Pakistan team.
Interestingly senior player Muhammad Hafeez was one of those players, who was not in Arthur’s game plan but Inzamam pushed him for a comeback to the Pakistan team something which didn’t go down well with the foreign coach.
Earlier, Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Mickey Arthur has demanded an unconditional apology from newly appointed chairman of Cricket Committee Mohsin Khan for his unsavoury remarks in the media.
According to a private newspaper, Arthur has made it clear that unless former Test opener Mohsin apologises for his alleged remarks about the head coach in a television show, he (Arthur) has no intentions of holding any meeting with him.
Mohsin Khan who heads high powered committee had termed Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur “stupid and donkey” for supporting Muhammad Aamir.
Mohsin who is heading a high powered committee that includes former Test captains, Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq and ex-captain of the Pakistan women’s team, Urooj Mumtaz has termed Arthur “stupid and donkey” for supporting Muhammad Aamir.
The PCB while appointing the cricket committee recently has also given Arthur a contract until next year’s World Cup in England.
The committee is authorised to oversee the work of the national selection committee and the Pakistan team management and make appropriate recommendations to the board Chairman if they feel otherwise.