The mystery of bob woolmers death March 19, 2007Posted by monish in Bob Woolmer, cricket, Cricket World Cup, Pakistan Ireland, Pakistan Vs Ireland, Woolmer death, World Cup 2007.
Just a couple of hours ago I read the tragic news of the death of one of crickets best coaches in the contemporary era, Bob Woolmer, a day after Pakistans shock defeat to Ireland in the world cup.
Now, I know Pakistan losing to Ireland was a shock and Woolmer obviously did not take it well. I dont think anyone will ever be able to tell the impact this loss had on Woolmer and how it affected him. But something tells me it might not have been as catastrophic an impact as its being made out in some parts of the media. I think Woolmer was well aware that he wasn’t coaching odds on favorites to win the world cup, if anything this has been one of the most weakest teams pakistan have sent to a world cup in recent years. For such a team to lose to Ireland, while might have been shock, it could not have possibly affected Woolmer to the extent of him commiting suicide or having a heart attack because of the deep trauma he suffered.
Away from all of the events, I’m willing to throw out a theory that might well be with some basis and not one that I completely pulled out of my a**. I’m pretty sure there’s been foud play in Woolmers death. For the reasons above, and furthermore this is the “Pakistani cricket team” we’re talking about. Who knows if some crazy Pakistani cricket supporter, player, observer might have poisoned him or even killed him in some other manner. Mind you there hasn’t been a psot-mortem done yet so these theories are completely baseless but I’m going by what my gut tells me. Its just too much of a coincidence for this to happen right after a shock defeat. The job of the coach of the Pakistani cricket team could go down as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world now.
Nevertheless, this has been a very sad incident. It shows us again how fragile and short our lives can be. I’m sure everyone, and there must have been quite a few, who cursed and abused Bob Woolmer over the past few months in Pakistan must fel like they have blood on their hands right now. You all contributed little portions to the demise of this great man. Its time people in that part of the world really started to get a life and realise this is only a game, just a game. Too short and too insignificant. Sport mirrors life in that as we may lose or win in life, we lose or win in sport.
R.I.P Robert Woolmer. It was never ment to end this way.