Pakistan Cricket coach Micky Arthur admits his mistake

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Pakistan Cricket coach Micky Arthur admits his mistake

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan Cricket Team head coach Micky Arthur has spoken to media after the disgraceful performance of the team against India in their opening match in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur took the blame for selecting paceman Wahab Riaz in his team’s 124-run defeat against India at Edgbaston, saying he thought the left armer would prove a match winner.

Riaz, surprisingly preferred over Junaid Khan, went for 87 runs in his 8.4 overs with 11 boundaries and two sixes as India piled up a big 319-3 in the rain reduced 48-over match.

Rohit Sharma led the way with 91 while Virat Kohli made 87 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 68 and Yuvraj Singh a brisk 29-ball 53. Umesh Yadav then took 3-30 to restrict Pakistan to 164.