Physio Patrick Farhart’s tenure ends with India’s World Cup exit

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Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart with skipper Virat Kohli. File Photo/PTI

India physiotherapist Patrick Farhart’s tenure ended after the side crashed out of the World Cup with a semifinal loss to New Zealand and he bid adieu by thanking the BCCI for its support.

India suffered a heartbreaking 18-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the first semi-final at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.

“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,” Farhart tweeted.

Farhart, who was with the team since 2015 along with Indias fitness and conditioning coach Shankar Basu, had informed the BCCI that their stint with the national team would end after the World Cup.

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Some Indian cricketers, including skipper Virat Kohli, took to social media to thank the Australian and Basu for their services and wish them luck for the future.

“Thank you Patrick and Basu for the amazing work you both have done for the team. More importantly, the friendship you have with all of us is even more special. You both are true gentlemen. Wish you the best for everything else in life ahead,” Kohli tweeted.

“Thank you for everything..Youre a great man!!Misteerrrrrrrrrrr Kennnnneedddyyyyyyyyyyy,” Dhawal Kulkarani said on the social networking site.
“Youre truly amazing ! Thanks for everything youve done for me . Best wishes to you n your family,” bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar said.

“You are a champion my friend,” said Surkumar Yadav, who plays for Mumbai.