Players pay tribute to Bob

Friday, March 23, 2007

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Pakistani players on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to their coach Bob Woolmer saying they have all lost a father figure.“He was a good coach and great human being and I am going to miss him for the rest of my life,” said Pakistan vice-captain Younis Khan at the remembrance meeting that was attended by his teammates, officials, journalists and some members of the Irish team.Woolmer, 58, was found unconscious in his hotel room here on Sunday and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. His untimely death was a huge shock for the cricket world and left the national cricket team in mourning.Skipper Inzamam said that he is sorely missing Woolmer who he described as a great coach and a friend. “Bob was close to all of us and his death is a great loss,” said Inzamam. Fast bowler Mohammad Sami was almost in tears when he described how Woolmer help resurrect his international career.“I’ve seen many ups and downs in the last few years but Bob was always there for me. He always supported me. It was a father figure to me,” he said.

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