Pakistan cricketers pay tribute to Bob Woolmer on his 13th death anniversary
Statesman Report
LAHORE: Pakistan cricketers posted emotional messages on social media, remembering their former coach Bob Woolmer on his 13th death anniversary.
Woolmer passed away on March 18, 2007, a day after Pakistan lost to Ireland in 2007 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in West Indies.
Former batsman Younis Khan and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik took to Twitter, to pay tribute to their late coach.
“Dear Bob, it has been 13 years since we have lost you, but you are as fresh as yesterday in my memories. I owe you my cricketing success and I wish you were alive to have witnessed my achievements till date. I hope I made you proud. Rest in peace,” Younis tweeted.
“Miss you coach #RIPBobWoolmer,” Malik tweeted.
Former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq, while speaking in a Youtube video, also shared his experience of working with Woolmer.
“Woolmer and I spent time together in the Pakistan team in the capacity of coach and captain,” Inzamam said. “We shared many great moments together. He was the most organised coach that I ever came across.”
“I got to learn a lot from him. He never used to force things upon the selectors. He simply used to bring me the stats and never undermined the captain with respect to the selection of players,” he added.