Despite being the head coach of Sri Lanka, Mickey Arthur was happy to see Babar Azam scoring a fluent hundred in Rawalpindi Test
Babar Azam reached his third Test hundred with a boundary of Dilruwan Perera and ended with 102 not out. His innings lasted for 151 minutes. The veteran struck 14 boundaries in his classy knock.
Babar Azam made his Test debut when Mickey Arthur was the head coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team. The 51-year-old was happy to see the progress of Pakistan’s stalwart in the longest format of the game.
As quoted by CricketPakistan.com.pk, Mickey Arthur said,” I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a sense of satisfaction out of watching Babar play today. He is in the top 4 in world cricket in any format now. If you don’t get him out within 20 balls or so, he will punish you.”
Sri Lanka’s head coach Mickey Arthur welcomed the return of Test cricket to Pakistan. He said,” I miss the Pakistani boys, the dressing room, the crowd, the passion, the noise, the chaos. It’s a beautiful place to be, and I’ll never forget the three wonderful years I had here.”
Talking about the atmosphere in Rawalpindi during the historic Test match, Arthur added,” To come back to Pakistan and see the crowd and to know what it means for Pakistan has been quite exceptional.”