19
Mar
07

Series of Unfortunate events

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 Name:    Robert Andrew Woolmer aka Bob 

 Age: the counting stopped at 58

Nationality: English 

Claim to fame: His tragic death on the World Cup-07 tour

Pakistani cricket team faced another blow when their coach was found unconscious in his hotel room. He was rushed to the hospital where it was later confiemed that he had died. Woolmer who was born in Kanpur, India was an English test cricketer. His all round performance includes a hatrick in the first calss and his all time famous slowest centuary for England against the Aussies.

He was appointed coach of South Africa in 1994. In the next five years, South Africa would win most of their test (5 out of 10 series) and One-day International matches (73%). However, the side failed narrowly in their bid to make the final of the 1999 World Cup, and Woolmer resigned.

He was appointed coach of the Pakistan team in 2005.  Under his coaching Pakistani cricket saw its ups and downs. Despite the famous win against India in India the team failed to capatilize the experience and talent of the great coach. I personally saw him coaching when the team was playing against the windies in Karachi and was wondering  when Uncle Bob work so hard with the team than why ‘ The Boyzz’ are such lazy asses. The team deeply dissappointed him and the nation in the last match against the underdawgss Irish team.  May his soul rest in peace and as far as Pakistani cricket is concerned we are going through a big crisis But as the chineese proverb goes ‘Every crisis holds an opportunity’ and I hope this crisis just might serve as an opportunity for this cricket loving nation.


2 Responses to “Series of Unfortunate events”


  1. March 19, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    too bad he never won a world cup


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