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The entire Pakistan team, including skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and the team management, had drawn a lot of flak from former cricketers and fans on social media. @ AFP

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has claimed that he was feeling so low and disappointed after his team’s loss to India in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 that he wanted to “commit suicide”.

On June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester, Pakistan had to face an embarrassing 89-run loss (D/L method) against arch-rivals India. This was their seventh loss against the Virat Kohli-led side in all the editions of the World Cups.

The entire team, including skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and the team management, had drawn a lot of flak from former cricketers and fans on social media.

However, Pakistan came back strongly to keep their hopes alive of making it to the semi-finals as they registered a convincing 49-run victory over South Africa, knocking the Faf du Plessis-led team out of the competition. (WATCH: ‘Sarfraz Ahmed is a brainless captain’)

“Last Sunday I wanted to commit suicide,” Arthur said at the post-match press conference after the Proteas game at Lord’s on Sunday.

“But it was, you know, it’s only one performance. It happens so quick. You lose a game; you lose another game; it’s a World Cup; media scrutiny; public expectation, and then you almost go into sort of survival mode. We’ve all been there,” he added.

He had also said guys in the team were “burnt” last week post their defeat to Virat Kohli’s men.

Pakistan have five points from six games and are currently placed at the seventh spot in the table. They need to win all their remaining three games against New Zealand (Wednesday), Afghanistan (Saturday) and Bangladesh (July 5), and also hope that results of matches of other teams go in their favour so that they can make it to the last four stage. (CHECK OUT: Latest points table updated after Afghanistan-Bangladesh game)

It should be remembered that former Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer had died under mysterious circumstances after the Green Brigade got eliminated in the group stage of the 2007 edition of the World Cup held in the West Indies.