He said the team’s efforts will have a double effect on the home game. The team won’t get a parade, but there will be plenty of appreciation among the few people watching the game. The biggest influence, however, will be on those who dream of playing for Thailand in the future.
Pathak said that after a short break he will tell the team about this Asian Cup experience and how they can come out of it. “We’re really going to assess what we’ve done well, what we want to achieve and how we’re going to go about it. We’ve faced a lot of top quality bowlers in different situations. We have to understand how we can play dominant cricket. “
“I expected a bit more at the start of the tournament. I was aiming to go to the final. But I’m very happy with the way the team bounced back after the two [early] losses,” Pathak said. “They showed character. Fitted and well suited.
“We had better intention today compared to the first game against India. We came back into the game in the last ten overs with the ball. We took control after they got off to a good start. bowlers did well, and [the captain] put very good settings on the ground. We had some really good plans today.”
He specifies that his coaching method also evolves according to the needs of the team. When he arrived four years ago, Pathak said he had to go into a lot of detail when explaining things to players. But now things are different.
“Cricket is not the main game in Thailand. In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, cricket is a religion. You pick up the game by looking around, and the knowledge base keeps growing. grow as you move through the system to inform players of plans or refine the mood.
“For a development [cricket] In a country like Thailand, a coach has to go quite far to explain things. At the beginning of my stay in Thailand, I went into a lot of details. Now I have confidence that they can do a lot of things on their own. Now we have to take it to the next level.”