Mickey Arthur will return to Australia in the Test Series Down Under tournament, three years after being dismissed as the coach of the Australian Team.
This time however, he will return at the head of a Pakistan squad that hopes to become the first Asian side to win the Test series Down Under.
Arthur feels that his sacking by his employers, Cricket Australia, had taken his reputation for a plunge in the mud, but he was not on a mission to revenge against the team he once coached.
With his dismissal just three weeks before the 2013 Ashes, Arthur’s pride was deeply hurt, which saw him thus institute an acrimonious severance claim against his former employers
The South African then took on the Pakistan Job, after a three year exile from international coaching roles.
His return to Australia leading the Pakistan tourists, has added a lot of spice to the tree-match series.
Speaking to Fox Sports, Arthur recalled the experience of being sacked back then in 2013. He said,
“The toughest part was around three years ago, getting my head around exactly how all that happened because your reputation, your integrity takes a massive knock,” (more…)