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Shahid Afridi pays heartwarming tribute to ‘father determine’ Bob Woolmer on demise anniversary

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Former Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer (C) flanked by Shoaib Akhtar (L) and Shahid Afridi (R). — Picture courtesy ESPN Cricinfo

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi penned a heartwarming tribute to late Bob Woolmer, the coach for the nationwide group from 2004 until 2007.

Woolmer died 14 years in the past, on March 18, 2007, aged 58, in his resort room in Jamaica. His demise got here a day after Pakistan was shockingly knocked out of the World Cup after being defeated by Eire.

Afridi, trying again fondly on the time the coach had labored with the group, mentioned Woolmer was a person who set the bar for what a coach ought to be like.

“When Bob was coaching us, that’s when we really understood the role of a coach,” wrote the all-rounder.

Afridi mentioned Woolmer had been a “father figure” for all younger gamers who at all times sought his approval after each match, whether or not received or misplaced, whether or not performed properly or poorly.

“Miss you Bob,” he added.

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