A lot of cricketers during the last couple of years or so have completely failed to meet the high performance and fitness standards that have been set as a benchmark by Mickey Arthur. However, here is a look at 5 Pakistani cricketers whose careers actually excelled under the 50-year-old, head coach of Pakistan cricket team.
1. Mohd. Abbass
Mohd. Abbass was able to not only make debut but also cement his place in Pakistan’s Test side under Mickey Arthur and hence, has benefited a lot from instructions passed on by Mickey and his support staff.
2. Babar Azam
Babar Azam made his debut before Mickey had taken over as the head coach. However, he began to make it big only after Mickey’s appointment. Not only did his T20 and One Day International (ODI) career blossomed under Pakistan’s foreign coach but he also owes his success at the Test level to Mickey who backed him up during the time he was struggling to score runs in the longest version of the game.
3. Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman not only made his debut but also consolidated his ODI and T20 position in the playing eleven under Mickey Arthur.
Recently, after becoming the only Pakistani batsman to score an ODI double century, the opening batsman seems all set to make a Test debut within the next few months.
4. Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan made his debut and eventually, was able to cement his place in all three formats of the game under Mickey Arthur. Hence, his success proves that anyone who is determined to work hard and stay abreast with Mickey’s fitness and performance standards is likely to find a permanent place in the playing eleven.
5. Hasan Ali
Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali made his debut under Mickey Arthur and within a year became a fast bowling sensation. Hasan then, most definitely owes his success to the Pakistani head coach.