Former Pakistan captains Shoaib Malik and Inzamam Ul Haq despatched out moving tributes for former coach Bob Woolmer who handed away on today 13 years in the past. Woolmer died on March 18, 2007 only a few hours after Pakistan’s shock defeat by the hands of minnows Ireland on the ICC World Cup in West Indies.
Pakistan had been subsequently knocked out of the multi-nationwide occasion however Woolmer’s premature death left everybody shocked. Malik took to social media to pay tribute to late Woolmer and his put up learn: “Miss you coach #RIPBobWoolmer.”
Miss you coach ❤️ #RIPBobWoolmer 🙏🏼
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) March 18, 2020
Inzamam, who was captain of the crew throughout Woolmer’s tenure, devoted a complete present on his YouTube channel to pay tribute to the late coach.
“Woolmer and I spent time together in the Pakistan team in the capacity of coach and captain,” Inzamam mentioned. “We shared many great moments together. He was the most organised coach that I ever came across.”
“I acquired to be taught so much from him. He by no means used to pressure issues upon the selectors. He merely used to convey me the stats and by no means undermined the captain with respect to the number of gamers.
“When we misplaced the match in opposition to Ireland, we entered the dressing room very quietly. He requested me ‘what’s the plan?’ and I mentioned ‘let’s discuss tomorrow over breakfast’. But he by no means got here for it. I went again to my room and acquired a name from somebody asking to come back to his room,” Inzamam added.
“Police had come to his floor and they didn’t allow me to go inside Woolmer’s room. He was taken to the hospital and soon news came that he was no more. The entire team was shocked. The doctors had declared the death as murder and we were all left stunned by it.”
Initially the Jamaican police had mentioned they had been probing a homicide case however after three months they introduced that the previous England cricketer had died of pure causes.