Former New Zealand cricketer Mike Hesson downplayed rumors of applying for the role of head coach for Pakistan cricket team and affirmed that he had not applied for the role with Pakistan Cricket Board. Pakistan is on a hunt for a new coach after giving Mickey Arthur the boot following a miserable World Cup campaign for Pakistan.
Mike Hesson took to Twitter to clear the speculations of being associated with Pakistan cricket team. Hesson said that while he did not apply for the role of head coach, he was certain that whoever was chosen for the role had loads of talents to work with and that it would be an exciting role for the person selected as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team. Here's the tweet from Mike Hesson:
Just to clarify as plenty of speculation about ........ I have not applied for the Pakistan Head Coach Role with @TheRealPCB. Whoever gets the role certainly has plenty of talent to work with and would be an exciting proposition for whoever gets the job!#pakistan— Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) August 21, 2019
Netizens took to react differently to Mike Hesson's post. While some fans took to ask why the former New Zealand cricketer was uninterested to coach Pakistan, other fans poked fun at Pakistan, telling Hesson how he had managed to escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Read some of the reactions here:
He wants to spend some more time on Earth https://t.co/d1yus8Ceao— Jalebi boi (@jalebiboi) August 21, 2019
so u did apply the job for india but not pakistan... y so ??— Rohit Pungalia (@RohitPungalia) August 21, 2019
Lol.. He Values his life a lot!— Silent Spectator 🇮🇳 (@Doc_J_) August 21, 2019
"I am extremely disappointed and hurt," Mickey Arthur told media sources shortly after the Pakistan Cricket Board announced his departure. "I did my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan cricket," he said.
Arthur's contract expired after last month's World Cup, won by hosts England, and he had asked for a two-year extension. But Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani said Arthur and his coaching staff, including assistants Grant Flower and Azhar Mahmood, were all out.
"PCB will be immediately undertaking a robust recruitment process after it decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden," the board said in a statement.