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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has called on his side to play like “cornered tigers” after their latest World Cup loss.
Arthur’s comments come after Pakistan lost to arch-rivals India by 89 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in their World Cup clash on Sunday.
India’s victory extended their unbeaten streak against Pakistan as they have now won all seven of their meetings against their arch-rivals in the World Cup.
To make matters worse, Pakistan have now only won one of the five World Cup games they have played.
With their hopes of making the semi-finals in serious danger, Arthur vowed to inspire his side in order to help them turn their World Cup campaign around.
“It is disappointing to be in such a position. We can’t change the past but can influence the future and I will definitely remind my players of the spirit of ‘cornered tigers’,” Arthur told AFP as quoted by Dawn.
“I will be doing everything I can and using all my experience to make this happen. I love this team. I love Pakistan so I will definitely use all my experience to inspire this team.
“We are extremely disappointed with the defeat but we have to put it behind us and stand together and come back strong.”
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.