Thank you Mickey

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  1. Patriot
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    Patriot Kaptaan

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    1 - Best coach we got after Woolmer.

    2 - We won Champions Trophy under him

    3 - No.1 Test Championship

    4 - No.1 in T20s all year long and still going

    5 - Solid Fitness criteria

    6 - Successful World Cup campaign - its unlucky we couldn't reach the Semis

    7 - Made sure Akmals and Shehzads stay out of the team for eternity

    8 - Gave the young players platform which coaches in past have failed to do so.


    So many right things he was doing for Pakistan Cricket. Unfortunately nepotism and PCB usual politics didn't renew his contract even after his plea to them.

    Wish him the best in his future missions.
     
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    Yes, his positives outweigh the negatives. The best part is that he made sure to exclude Akmals & Ahmed, but I dont agree with his support for Malik. Also, what was the point of dropping Wahab when you had to take him on WC?

    Also, his strategy to play Test in UAE with one spinner, not to adopt 2nd spinner was beyond me.
     
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    s_h_a_f Whispering Death

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    Wahab being dropped at the time was justified. The guy was being battered.
     
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    Yes but I am talking about ODI and T20. He was dropped from all formats.
     
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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    Wish him the best ahead.
     
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    godzilla Smooth Operator

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    mickey was utterly useless. good riddance to bad rubbish. all he was good for was emotional responses to the cameras. no strategy, no cricketing sense, no coaching skills.
     
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    He was useless. Took us back a few years behind.
     
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    Thank for what ? Was this not supposed to be his job ?

    Apart from the flukey CT, i dont know what he has done ?

    Also, can we pleaee get over this test number one ranking ? That was because of default as IndiaWI match was washed out and India lost points because of that draw.
    Either way, it was for only a month or so and he left us at number 7 in tests.. in such a position where we cant even win at UAE.

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    Seriously underrated. He actually overachieved with a side like Pakistan.
     
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    Patriot Kaptaan

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    you answered ur own post

    a poor team like pakistan achieved so many under him

    we for once improved somewhat our fitness levels and standards
     
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    Patriot Kaptaan

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    and this thread is about appreciating his services.

    if you want to cry and point out the bad during his tenure, then open a separate thread.
     
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    At least he was a gazillion times better than Waqar Younis.

    I also feel he was a proper professional and well trained specialist coach INSTEAD OF just a big superstar former player being made a coach.

    He didn’t seem to have an ego issue either and seemed honest with his work ethics.

    I am sure the he was not paid on time by PCB but he still requested to stay with this team - hints of honesty and faithfulness with the team and his job.

    We should’ve given him an extension to actually see the results of his hard work.

    With the mess Pakistan team and our board is, it’s foolish to think that a coach will fix it all overnight.

    You need an honest and sincere person who is a well qualified and trained professional with no ego issues, to donthis job and make small improvements one at a time, as our board takes one step forward to take three steps back.
    Coaching Pak team is a very tough jobs even for trained professionals.
     
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    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

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    Yaar stop being pessimistic.

    The CT win may be a fluke but to win a semi vs England then the obnoxious neighbours in the final was a highlight enough of this tenure.

    People may have a go at me for this but he gave a high greater than any coach has given for decades. Even Woolmer didn't have as good a time as the CT win. Fluke or not, it was satisfaction at its best. Young team, down and out, lifted by its coach and captain to outperform teams light years ahead of them
     
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    He made some huge tactical blunders and seemed reluctant to play two spinners in the UAE and I think over relayed on Yasir overseas which meant he was often bowled into the ground. For me the major series losses against Sri Lanka and New Zealand were unforgivable.

    Also seemed to have some strange selections in LOIs.

    Overall I think his tenure was ordinary based on results. Behind the scenes I dont know what impact he had but he seemed quite passionate and engaged.

    I think he should have been kept on for a bit as we dont have major series and the T20 world cup is approaching. Even though we pummeled a lot of shit teams the T20 side had a good record under his tenure and it's a shame we cant see him leading the team on the biggest stage.

    I have a feeling that a vicious cycle is coming up. In our heads as fans we are the same as India, Aus and England but in reality we are a mid tier side with little talent in the pipe. So I think this burden of unrealistic expectations will result in a lot of coaches in the next few years.
     

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