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Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has revealed that constant negativity by the media is the reason “why a person feels like committing suicide”.
Mahmood’s comments come after head coach Mickey Arthur said that he wanted to “commit suicide” after Pakistan’s World Cup loss to India.
Arthur noted that there is always a relentless amount of criticism from the media and the public.
Mahmood agreed with Arthur and called on everyone, especially the media, to be more positive.
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“There is so much media pressure, no one says anything positive,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “Haris played an extraordinary innings and then Mickey was asked why he was tired after 70 minutes. For God’s sake, say some positive things too. This is why a person feels like committing suicide, like eating poison.
“No one says anything positive, if you see something positive then there’s some point of living. If we lose, it’s as though the world has come to an end.”
Pakistan’s next World Cup game will be against New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday.