Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has now taken up a similar role with Sri Lanka ahead of the three Tests between the two sides in Rawalpindi and Karachi.
The 51-year-old South African was officially unveiled as Sri Lanka’s head coach in a press conference in Colombo where he was beaming with pride and looked forward to a fruitful stint.
While enjoying his first interaction with the Sri Lankan players as he takes charge of the coaching duties, Arthur fondly reflected his time in the Pakistan camp.
He was associated in a three-year term as Pakistan’s head coach taking them to Champions Trophy glory during that time.
Arthur thus praised the Pakistani cricketers and the strong bonds he had developed with the team amidst his association.
"I had three wonderful years with Pakistan. I loved every minute of working with those players because very much like the Sri Lankan players, they were very humble boys, had great values and to see them develop and perform to their potential was fantastic,” Arthur said.