"Cowards": Director Mickey Arthur blasts Pakistan batsmen after humiliation against India

After the defeat against India, Mickey Arthur criticized the national cricketers, stating that according to the Pakistan cricket team's director, they did not play courageous cricket and played like cowards. He said that while batting well, they succumbed under pressure, and they should have shown aggressive play against spinners.

According to reports, addressing a press conference after the loss to India, Mickey Arthur, the director of the Pakistan cricket team, criticized the Pakistani players, saying that the players played like cowards.

He said in a press conference after the match, "Let's talk honestly and without pain. This didn't feel like an ICC event; it felt more like a bilateral series or a BCCI event. I heard the heart of Pakistan in Mauka Mauka commercials often."

He continued, "It is definitely a factor in the team's poor performance, but I won't use it as an excuse." On the other hand, Mickey Arthur admitted that they did not perform well after a promising start with the bat.

He added, "I think we were a bit timid in our overall performance today. I wanted us to take the game a bit further. It's a huge opportunity, but we fell short of our goals. A journey from 155/2 to 191 is not acceptable." During this time, he praised the Indian team's performance and leadership.

He said, "The Indian team is a very good cricket team. I think their leadership with Rahul and Rohit is doing well. They look good and cover all aspects." Mickey Arthur emphasized that there is no need to be distressed about this loss because they have won the last two games.

He mentioned that it's a long World Cup, and they have won two out of three matches. They won't be discouraged and will focus on the next match with patience.