Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has apologized to Mohammad Hafeez for his wrong attitude towards the veteran all-rounder on Thursday (November 8).
Arthur approached Hafeez and admitted that 'he had made a wrong point of view for him’ and for that, he is sorry during the recently concluded T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand in the UAE.
According to Daily Express, the coach Arthur said, “I admit that I was wrong about you, so I apologize and assure you this will not happen again. You are still very useful for the team.”
The all-rounder was axed from the Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup 2018, but he successfully made a comeback into the national squad for the two-match Test series against Australia, where he was impressed with the all-around skills that awarded him a spot in the T20I squad against New Zealand as well.
Meanwhile, Arthur has reportedly also had issues with Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and even had a heated argument over the selection of some players and their role in the national side.
Interestingly, senior player Hafeez was one of those players, who was not in Arthur’s game plan but Inzamam pushed him for a comeback to the Pakistan team, which didn’t go down well with the coach.
The sources also revealed that Arthur’s attitude towards Azhar Ali was the main reason behind his retirement decision from limited overs cricket.
(With Daily Express Inputs)