Pakistan’s team director, Mickey Arthur, was seething with frustration as he observed Pakistan’s bowling performance during the ongoing 2023 World Cup match against Afghanistan at Chepauk.
In their pursuit of 283 runs for victory, Afghanistan made a splendid beginning with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran forging a partnership of over 100 runs for the opening wicket.
However, Pakistan’s bowling left much to be desired as their pacers leaked an abundance of runs with the new ball. It wasn’t until the 11th over that leg-spinner Usama Mir was introduced into the attack.
During his very first over, Usama bowled a delivery that was short and wide, subsequently being dispatched to the boundary by Zadran.
Witnessing this loose delivery, Arthur’s frustration reached a breaking point, leading him to storm into the dressing room. His actions left no room for doubt, conveying his dissatisfaction with the execution of Pakistan’s bowling plans.
Mickey Arthur’s expressions also elicited humorous responses from netizens. Have a look:
Remarkably, Pakistan initiated their 2023 World Cup campaign with consecutive victories against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. Nonetheless, Babar Azam’s squad faced a setback as they succumbed to defeats against India and Australia in the subsequent two matches, causing them to slip out of the top four positions on the points table.