Team India witnessed an exit from the ongoing ICC World Cup after a narrow loss to Black Caps. Though the duo of Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni keep the hopes alive after initial breakdown they were not able to take the side over the line. It was a sad end to India’s World Cup campaign as the team was expected to defeat Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.
Following the game, the Indian team’s support staff had decided to part ways with the Indian cricket including their physio Patrick Farhart. Since the start of this decade, the fitness standards of the Indian team has grown leaps and bounds.
It is clearly visible from India’s skill levels that they were one of the best fielding sides in the 2019 World Cup. Though the players deserve credit for their hard work, the support staff also deserves a lot of credit who are working really hard with the players in the practice sessions.
Despite some of the injuries, India did reasonably well during the tournament. During this time team’s physio, Patrick Farhart was the one who was taking care of the players and getting them to match ready before crucial encounters. Many a time even the team’s captain Virat Kohli has been vocal about the contributions of support staff. The July 10 was a gloomy day for India on the field and off the field as one of the team’s backroom heroes decided to move on from Indan cricket.
Patrick announced his time announced the news on his twitter account where he expressed his gratitude to BCCI. He also wished India well for their future tours. The Australian joined the Indian team four years ago and played a crucial role in improving the fitness standards of the Indian team. He tweeted: “Whilst my last day with the team did not turn out as I wanted it to, I would like to thank @BCCI for the opportunity to work with the team for the last 4 years. My best wishes to all of the players and support staff for the future #TeamIndia”.
Whilst my last day with the team did not turn out as I wanted it to, I would like to thank @BCCI for the opportunity to work with the team for the last 4 years. My best wishes to all of the players and support staff for the future #TeamIndia
— Patrick Farhart (@patrickfarhart) July 10, 2019
Along with him another member of support staff, Shankar Basu has decided to move on from Indian cricket.