ISLAMABAD - Pakistan deceased cricket coach Late Bob Woolmer's wife Gill Woolmer feels she has a special relation with Pakistan cricket team saying they will never forget the love given to them by the Pakistanis.
She expressed these sentiments during a meeting between the Bob's family and members of the Pakistani contingent which was held in Cape Town. Wife of the deceased Pakistan cricket coach, and his children's were invited by Pakistani team management where Mrs Woolmer was presented with a flower bouquet on behalf of the team.
Speaking about Bob's special connection with the Pakistani team, the family of Late Bob thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the team to remember them after Bob's death. "Bob had a special relation with the Pakistani cricket team, and I am thankful to the PCB and Pakistan team to remember us after his death," she was quoted as saying.
Team manager Cheema, Misbahul Haq, M Hafeez and Younus Khan also shared their memories of their association with ‘Chacha’ Bob and lauded his efforts for the Pakistani team.
Bob Woolmer passed away on March 18, 2007 in Jamaica during Pakistan’s ill fated World Cup campaign shortly after their surprise loss to Ireland. He was appointed coach of the Pakistan team in 2004. He was feted when his team reversed the result in early 2005 on their return tour to India, drawing the Tests 1-1 and winning the ODI series 4-2. In 2005, Pakistan beat England in a home series immediately after England had beaten the Australian team in England to secure the Ashes.
In the home series against India that followed, Woolmer's side was victorious in the Test series, winning it 1-0; however, the side lost the ODI series that followed 4-1. Woolmer's side then beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in a three-ODI series and achieved a third consecutive Test series win with a 1-0 win in a two Test series with Sri Lanka.