Since Mickey Arthur’s appointment as Pakistan’s head coach in May 2016, the team has steadily grown into one of the best sides in the world while the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 became the pinnacle of his tenure so far.
Reflecting back on his coaching experience so far, he has revealed the biggest challenge that he faced as Pakistan head coach. He said bringing transparency in the dressing room was the toughest task — which is constantly riddled by controversies.
“To make sure we have a healthy atmosphere in the team has been one of our goals. We wanted to be a team, exactly that. It’s a cliché they say, as there is no ironed team, but it is not. We play our best cricket when we play as a team,” Arthur said.
Mickey’s strict policy regarding player’s fitness has also paid dividends for Pakistan in terms of vast improvement in the commitment while fielding. The 50-year-old also said that he has support from the players and team management which has been helpful in ensuring that his stint with the Pakistan team has been a rewarding one so far.