Arthur underlines players’ ‘resilience’ despite hammering Down Under


KARACHI: In the aftermath of Pakistan’s latest Test series drubbing Down Under, head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the resilience of his charges can’t be questioned, while insisting the experience of playing in Australia will hold them in good stead.
In an exclusive interview with Dawn, Arthur expressed his anguish at the outcome of the series and admitted that it is becoming increasingly difficult for teams to dominate away from home.
“Albeit we are all extremely disappointed with the way the series panned out, I really felt that we were competitive [at various stages] in this series and the players’ resilience can never be questioned,” Arthur said after arriving in Brisbane for the start of the five-match ODI series against Australia from Friday.
“It has been very depressing for all of us losing these Test matches but I can tell you for certain that the work rate of the players and staff has been outstanding and no stone has been left unturned in terms of preparation.
“The thing you have to take out of it is the fact that the players will have all grown from this experience and be far better for it. The young players will certainly bring these lessons back when they come and play here again,” Arthur, the former Free State, Griqualand West and South Africa ‘A’ batsman, added.