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By Vaishvedhidha | Jun 24, 2019 11:19 PM

Pakistan team and their head coach Mickey Arthur are under a lot of pressure as they have to win all the matches they are to play to reach the semi finals.

Pakistan coach wanted to commit suicide after losing to India

The team faced South Africa at Lord's on Sunday. Another loss would have meant doom for the team but fortunately the team won South Africa by 49 runs. They have three more matches to play and have to win them all if they are to stay in the tournament.

South African-born Arthur has come under a lot of criticism after Pakistan were defeated by arch-rivals India. Choosing to bowl first after winning the toss, Pakistan allowed India to build a big total of 336 for 5 and then displayed a bad batting performance from the start.

After the loss, 51-year-old Arthur said he wanted to commit suicide. “It happens so quick. You lose a game, you lose another game. It’s a World Cup. [There’s] media scrutiny, public expectations and then you almost go into survival mode. We’ve all been there,” Arthur said after the match on Sunday.

“Last Sunday I wanted to commit suicide, but it’s only one performance. We always keep telling our players it’s one performance, who’s going to stimulate us today. I thought for us the way Fakhar (Zaman) and Imam (Ul-Haq) went out and got us a start, that sort of quietened the nerves down a little bit.”