ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan lacked self belief against India, says Mickey Arthur
Pakistan lacked self belief against India, says Mickey Arthur. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur feels his side was given a "reality check" by India in the lost Champions Trophy clash and the "below-par" show was a result of his players letting the occasion get the better of them. Arthur admitted that Pakistani players lacked self belief and erred in executing simple plans. He said, "We were below par. It's as simple as that. And it's a reality check of where we are in our one-day cricket at the moment,". He also said, "We talk about setting the tone up front. But we didn't set tone up front. We had a couple of guys that were in the clouds at the start and that sets the tone. For us to have a performance as tentative as that right from the start is a worry and the only thing I can think of is the magnitude of the occasion got to them."