Even as Sri Lanka coach, Mickey Arthur says cannot stop caring about Pakistan.


KARACHI -- Former head coach Mickey Arthur expressed that his love for Pakistan, as well as his former charges, remained unchanged even after he was removed from the designation. Arthur arrived at a press conference at Karachi's National Stadium on Tuesday as the newly appointed head coach for the Sri Lankan team. As expected, he was asked more questions about his former team than the current and his comments made it clear that the 51- year-old South African still loved Pakistan. The Sri Lanka coach, however, made it clear that during the series, he will be referring to Pakistan as 'they', instead of 'we'. 'It was great. I was so happy to be back to witness Pakistan's first Test at home in ten years.

That was very, very special to me, " Arthur said about last week's drought-breaking drawn Test in Lahore. "Pakistan holds a very special place in my heart. The boys have been outstanding and I am in contact with a lot of them. We always talk and always have some banter. I am happy to be back in Pakistan. " Arthur, who famously coached Pakistan to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy winning title in 2017, said he could understand "what a Pakistani player is thinking", adding that he kept referring to Pakistan...

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