In another shocking turnaround of events for the Pakistan Cricket Team, the bowling coach Morne Morkel has resigned from his role as the bowling coach of the national men’s cricket team of Pakistan. The decision from the former South African bowling great came in the aftermath of the embarrassing exit of the men in green from the ODI World Cup 2023.
The team could win only 4 out of the 5 matches, they played in the league stage of the tournament. The bowling attack of the Pakistan Cricket Team also conceded a lot of runs and got hammered by the batters of almost all the participating teams in the tournament.
“Morne Morkel has resigned as the bowling coach of the Pakistan Men’s team. The former South Africa fast bowler joined the Pakistan team on a six-month contract in June this year. Morkel’s first assignment with the men’s team was their tour to Sri Lanka for the two-match Test series,” reads the official statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“Pakistan Cricket Board will announce his replacement in due course. Pakistan's next assignment is a three-match Test series against Australia scheduled to take place from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024, in Australia,” the statement adds further.
Pakistan bowlers endured a miserable run of form in ODI World Cup 2023
Notably, the Pakistan pacers, including Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi conceded a lot of runs throughout the tournament. Even, Haris Rauf ended up as the most expensive bowler in the entire tournament. He conceded 533 runs in 79.0 overs to scalp 16 wickets, he bowled in the 9 innings of the 9 matches of the league stage he played for Pakistan.
On the other hand, the star pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi conceded 481 runs in 81.0 overs, he bowled in the 9 innings of the 9 matches of the league stage of the tournament, to scalp 18 wickets.
Here’s how fans reacted to Morne Morkel’s resignation as Pakistan bowling coach:
Iss Ghatiya Team Ka Koi Coach Nahi Rehna Chahega 😂😂— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) November 13, 2023
Same old drama after every major ICC event.— Drinks Break (@DrinksBreak19) November 13, 2023
Waiting for Babar's resign.
Second wicket down after Inzamam-ul-Haq ..Many more to come..cheers 🥂— Sujeet Suman (@sujeetsuman1991) November 13, 2023
Let's laugh on Pakistan 🤣🤣— Groot 🚩 (@IAmGrootX18) November 13, 2023
Mickey artur is happy and listening dil dil songs in Lahore— Secular Chad (@SachabhartiyaRW) November 13, 2023
150 + bowlers..🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/m914CIf9P6— 𝙕𝙄𝙈𝘽𝙐 😎 𝕏 (@Zimbu12_) November 13, 2023
Future of Pakistan cricket looking bleak.— आदेश कुमार (@wokeindian14) November 13, 2023
Today I came to know that Morkel was Pakistan’s bowling coach 😀— Syed Irfan Ahmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) November 13, 2023
They need to re-group. As long as there Chairman will be a political person. They won't be able to be the team they used to be.— Manoj (@sammosboy) November 13, 2023
Umar Gull will be replacing Morne Morkel for AUS tour. Hopefully Babar Azam will remain the captain of Test team. Politician chairman will discuss his future with biased ex cricketers like Aqib Javed, Shahid Afridi etc. Call neutrals like Hafeez, Rashid, Yousuf etc— Sports syncs (@moiz_sports) November 13, 2023
Everything is not right in pakistan.— Johny Bava (@johnybava) November 13, 2023
Actually it was always the case